Job requirements Installer, Sprinklers And Fire Protection Systems in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an installer, sprinklers and fire protection systems in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers (NOC 7252).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over five years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in steamfitting, pipefitting or sprinkler system installation is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Steamfitter-pipefitter trade certification is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Steamfitter-pipefitter (non-construction) trade certification is compulsory in Quebec.
  • Sprinkler system installer trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Sprinkler system installer (no construction) trade certification is compulsory in Quebec.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified steamfitters-pipefitters and sprinkler system installers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Sprinkler Systems Installer Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
Steamfitter/ Pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Steamfitter/ Pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Nunavut Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Steamfitter Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Fire Protection Mechanic Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Heating Specialist Regulated Emploi Québec
Pipe Fitter Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Pipe Welder Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Saskatchewan Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Steamfitter - Pipefitter Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Steamfitter - Pipefitter (petroleum Installer Technician) Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Steamfitter/pipefitter Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education
Sprinkler System Installer Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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