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Apprenticeship / Trades

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul industrial, commercial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning systems and their component parts. For more information, see the Designated Trades Profile 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 Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act [pdf], you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to install, maintain, repair or overhaul industrial, commercial and residential refrigeration or air conditioning systems or their component parts in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship in Alberta is 4 years (12-month periods) that include 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of classroom instruction in each year.

Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices.

Working in Alberta

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics from other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by Alberta. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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