Summary Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic in Ontario
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic" was moved from the group Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 7313) to the group Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 72402).
Find key facts and figures about working as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic. The following information is applicable to all Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 72402).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems. They are employed by heating, refrigeration and air conditioning installation contractors, various industrial settings, food wholesalers, engineering firms and retail and servicing establishments. Transport refrigeration mechanics are included in this unit group. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Ontario
advertised in Ontario
- Measure and lay out reference points for installation
- Prepare tenders and quotations
- Assemble and install refrigeration or air conditioning components
- Coach and instruct apprentices
- Measure, cut and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment
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