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Is plumbing the career for me?

The Plumbing Trade is one of the largest skilled labour forces in Construction.  Plumbers are trained to install, alter and repair the systems that keep our potable and waste water running, in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, along with many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day.

They read and interpret blueprints and project specification, select the type and size of pipe required for project and measure, shape and join pipes according to specifications. Once pipes are in place, plumbers test for leaks. After installation, they maintain pipes to prevent or repair leaks.

“Plumber” is a nationally designated trade under the inter-provincial Red Seal Program. Healthy individuals with good stamina, attention to detail, good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity are best suited to the plumbing profession.

What You'll Learn

  • How to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and project specifications

  • How to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems

  • How to install specialized systems

  • How to select, measure, shape and join pipes

  • How to locate, prevent, repair and test pipes for leaks

Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Monitoring

  • Quality control

  • Plumbing components preparation and assembly

  • Plumbing systems installation

What are my Career Options?

  • In the construction industry; residential, commercial and/or industrial

  • In the maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments

  • Electronic controls and monitoring

  • Plumbing contractors

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Program Start Date:



Program Length:

42 Weeks

Program Fees & Tuition:

Fees apply to this program. Please contact our office for details.


  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • English Language Arts 11

Recommended Courses:

  • Pre-Calculus 11 

  • Physics 11

  • Drafting 11/12

  • Metalwork 11/12

  • Woodwork 11/12

  • Environmental Studies 12

  • Work Experience 12

  • Youth Work in Trades 


  • SkilledTradesBC Plumber Foundation Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid


  • Fall Protection

  • Alive After 5



If you are interested in applying for the Plumbing Program, please contact the office for an application. 

Plumber Foundation Program Information Session 2024
March 5, 2024  5:30pm


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