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Gasfitter

Gasfitters size, install, test, adjust and service natural gas and propane equipment ranging from residential furnaces to industrial boilers. For more information, see the Trades and Occupations section of Alberta's Tradesecrets website.

Contact

Any of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Offices located throughout Alberta. For a list of office locations and telephone numbers, click on "Contact Us" on the home page of the Tradesecrets website (tradesecrets.alberta.ca).

Legislation

Under Alberta's Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and Gasfitter Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to work on natural gas and propane equipment in Alberta.

What You Need

There are two branches of this trade in Alberta: Gasfitter (A) and Gasfitter (B). Those in the Gasfitter (B) branch work on equipment not exceeding 400,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs). The term of apprenticeship for Gasfitter (A) apprentices is three years (three 12 month periods). The term for Gasfitter (B) apprentices is two years. Each 12 month period must include 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.

Working in Alberta

Gasfitters from other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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