Job requirements Floor Covering Installer in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a floor covering installer in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Floor covering installers (NOC 73113).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- to three-year apprenticeship program or over four years of work experience in the trade and some courses in floor covering installation are usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for floor covering installers is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified floor covering 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 and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.


Job title Floorcovering Installers

British Columbia

Job title First Aid Attendant (Occupational)
Regulatory body: Skilled Trades BC


Job title Floor Covering Installers
Regulatory body: Apprenticeship Manitoba

New Brunswick

Job title Floorcovering Installer

Northwest Territories

Job title Floorcovering Installer

Nova Scotia

Job title Floorcovering Installer


Job title Floor Covering Installer
Regulatory body: Ontario College of Trades


Job title Resilient Flooring Layer

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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