Apprenticeship Training Program

Interprovincial Name

Plumber Interprovincial Standard - Red Seal NOC (7251)

View Provincial and Territorial Trade Names.
English Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
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Plumber Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark
Plumbing Check Mark
French Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
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Plombier/plombière Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark Check Mark
Plombier Check Mark
Plombier ou plombière Check Mark
Plomberie Check Mark

Please note that the abbreviations for the provinces use the Canada Post standard.

Part A - General Information
 NL   NS   PE   NB   QC   ON   MB   SK   AB   BC   NT   YT   NU 
Red Seal designated (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprenticeship Training Provided (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Apprenticeship Term - Years and Total Hours 4 (7200) 4 (7200) 4 (7200) 7200 4 (8000) 9000 5 (9000) 4 (7200) 4 (6960) 4 (6420) 4 (7200) 4 (6400) 4 (1800)
Part A - General Information : Education/Entrance Requirements
 NL   NS   PE   NB   QC   ON   MB   SK   AB   BC   NT   YT   NU 
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Available (Yes/No) Click 'Yes' for more information Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprenticeship Accreditation Process Available (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprenticeship Technical Training Required (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Training Delivery Methods - Block Release (BR); Individualized (I); Both (B) BR BR BR BR I BR BR BR BR BR BR BR BR
If Block Release: Number of Periods/Total Weeks 3/50 4/25 4/24 4/32 3/24 5/45 4/30 4/32 4/26 4/32 4/32 4/32
Total Hours 1575 900 960 960
Total Theory Hours 1500 750 720 1280 1152 600 690 690 690
Total Shop/Lab Hours - 423 300 270 270 270
If Individualized: Total Hours 1680
Day/Hour Release No No
Fixed Entry/Open Exit No No
Flexible/Distance Education No No
Other No Yes*
Pre-Employment Training - Compulsory (C); Voluntary (V); Not Available (NA) V V V V C NA V V NA V NA V NA
Train-the-Trainer Program for Journeypersons Supervising Apprentices (Yes/No) No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Ratio - Journeyperson/Apprentice - Indicate Actual Ratio or Variable (V) 1:2 1:1 1:1 1:1 2:1 1:1, 3:1 1:1 1:2 1:2 NA 1:2 1:1 1:2
Journeyperson Certification Available - Compulsory (C); Voluntary (V); Not Available (NA) V C C C C C V C C V V V V
See more details about the Education/Entrance Requirements
This table indicates what the education/entrance requirements are for each province
Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 12 or equivalent or entrance assessment.

Nova Scotia

Grade 12 or equivalent.

Prince Edward Island

Grade 12 or equivalent.

New Brunswick

Grade 12. A High School Diploma or an Adult High School Diploma or a G.E.D. Certificate of High School Equivalency, or equivalent as determined by the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board.

Quebec

Apprenticeship and qualification program administered by the Commission de la construction du Québec. All trade program graduates who have guaranteed employment may be issued an apprentice competency certificate. Non-graduates selected for apprenticeship must have the Secondary III (Grade 9) academic prerequisites and are required to undergo 150 hours of training each year. Apprenticeship in this trade consists of learning on the job and any vocational training needed to develop trade-related competencies. The provincial trade qualification certificate is required for admission to the interprovincial examination.

Ontario

Grade 10 or equivalent.

Manitoba

High School Diploma or equivalent (unless an Access Program Trainee or through the High School Apprenticeship Program)

Saskatchewan

Your grade twelve diploma (with no modified classes) or GED 12 is your guarantee that you meet the educational entrance requirements for apprenticeship in Saskatchewan. Minimum requirements for the Plumber Trade are all Math 10 and Science 10. Applicants for apprenticeship or upgrading training whose first language is not English must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six (CLB6).  *Math (one of the following): WA (workplace and Apprenticeship); F (Foundations); P (Pre-calculus) or a Math at the indicated level (no modified or general math).

Alberta

English 20-2 • Math 20-3 • Science 10 OR • Entrance Exam

British Columbia

Recommended education: Grade 12 preferred, or equivalent including English 12, Algebra 11, or Trade Mathematics 11, and Physics 11 or Science and Technology 11.

Northwest Territories

Pass entrance examination '4', Level 1 Technical Training obtained in Aurora College, Fort Smith, Levels 2-4 obtained in Alberta.

Yukon

Grade 10 Academic Math, Science and English, or equivalent, or pass entrance examination. Technical Training obtained in Alberta.

Nunavut

Pass entrance examination '4' (equivalent to Grade 10 with Math 10). Technical Training obtained in Alberta. 

Part B - Curriculum Resources
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Occupational Analysis - National (N); Province/Territory (P/T); Both (B); Not Available (NA) N N N N P/T B N N P/T N N N N
Province/Territory Skill Profile Chart (Yes/No) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Apprenticeship Program Outline (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Apprentice On-The-Job Training Standards/Record Book (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Province/Territory Journeyperson Course Outline(s) - Upgrading (UG); Updating (UD); Both (B); Not Available (NA) NA NA NA UG NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Modularized Learning Resource Materials (Yes/No) No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Part C - Assessment/Examination Resources
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Province/Territory In-School Level Practical Examinations (Yes/No) No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Province/Territory Level Written Examinations (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Province/Territory Journeyperson Examination(s) - Written (W); Practical (P); Both (B); Not Available (NA) NA NA NA W W W W W W NA W NA NA
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