Job description Roofer, Shingles near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a roofer, shingles in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Roofers and shinglers (NOC 7291).

Roofers and shinglers


Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Shinglers install and replace shingles, tiles and similar coverings on sloped roofs. They are employed by roofing and general contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Roofers
  • Install, repair or replace built-up roofing systems using materials such as asphalt saturated felts and hot asphalt and gravel
  • Install, repair or replace single-ply roofing system using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric or other asphaltic compositions
  • Install, repair or replace shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Install sheet metal flashings
  • Apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level
  • Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • May estimate materials required and quote costs.
  • Shinglers
  • Install or replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.

Job titles

  • apprentice roofer
  • roofer
  • built-up roofer
  • flat roofer
  • single-ply roofer
  • shingler
  • asphalt roofer
  • residential steep roofer

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