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Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Steamfitter-pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes. 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 Steamfitter-Pipefitter Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain or repair piping systems used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for apprentice steamfitter-pipefitters in Alberta is three years (three 12 month periods) with 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in each year. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.

Working in Alberta

Steamfitter-pipefitters 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.

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated steamfitter-pipefitters, see Steamfitter-Pipefitter Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.

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