Plumber

WHAT YOU DO

Every time you flush a toilet or take a drink of fresh water from your kitchen tap, you have a Plumber to thank. Plumbers are the ones who install, repair and maintain the pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment that we depend on every day.

As a Plumber, you could be responsible for laying new pipe at a construction site, repairing a bathtub in someone’s home, or locating a gas leak at a factory. The pipes you’re dealing with might be made of copper, steel, cast iron, concrete or plastic, and could be carrying water, steam, waste, chemicals or natural gas. Depending on your job, basic welding, electrical and gasfitting skills could also come in handy.

Program details


WHAT YOU LEARN

  • How to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and project specifications
  • How to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems
  • How to select, measure, shape and join pipes
  • How to locate, prevent, repair and test pipes for leaks

WHO YOU WORK FOR

Most Plumbers start out working for a plumbing company or contractor, with some going on to start their own businesses.

Types of Workplaces

  • Construction Contracting Firms
  • Plumbing Repair Shops
  • Large Plumbing Organizations

WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH

You’ll be paired with a Plumbing expert who has experience and knows how to plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. They will also be experienced with plumbing systems that transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids.

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Critical Skills

  • Prepare and assemble plumbing components
  • Install sanitary and storm drain systems
  • Install private sewage systems
  • Install water service and distribution
  • Install fixtures and appliances
  • Install natural gas and propane systems
  • Able to install Hydronic heating and cooling Systems

Earn

$53K - $66K annually
$16.00 - $34.00 hourly

Work

  • 40
  • hours per week
    potential for on-call and shift work

A day in the life of a trade apprentice

An Analyzer's Story

Kirsten Libby, 20

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic

Penticton, BC

How to get started

ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.