Steamfitter/Pipefitter - Ellis Chart

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English Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
  NL NS PE NB QC ON MB SK AB BC YT NT NU
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Check MarkNL Check MarkNS Check MarkPE Check MarkNB Check MarkQC - Check MarkMB - - Check MarkBC Check MarkYT - Check MarkNU
Steamfitter - - - - - Check MarkON - - - - - - -
Steamfitter-Pipefitter - - - - - - - Check MarkSK Check MarkAB - - - -
Steamfitter and Pipefitter - - - - - - - - - - - Check MarkNT -
French Provincial and Territorial Trade Names
  NL NS PE NB QC ON MB SK AB BC YT NT NU
Tuyauteur-monteur/tuyauteuse-monteuse de tuyaux à vapeur - - - Check MarkNB - - - - - - - - -
Monteur ou monteuse de tuyaux de vapeurs - - - - - Check MarkON - - - - - - -
Monteur d'appareils de chauffage - - - - - - Check MarkMB - - - - - -
Tuyauteur-monteur d'appareils a vapeur - - - - - - - - - - - Check MarkNT Check MarkNU
Monteur/monteuse d'appareils de chauffage Check MarkNL Check MarkNS Check MarkPE - Check MarkQC - - Check MarkSK Check MarkAB Check MarkBC Check MarkYT - -
Steamfitter/Pipefitter - Ellis Chart
  NL NS PE NB QC ON MB SK AB BC YT NT NU
Red Seal Endorsement Offered (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not the province or territory can offer a Red Seal endorsement for this trade
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprenticeship Training Provided (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not the province or territory provides a designated apprenticeship training program for this trade
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Available (Yes/No) Indicates whether or not there is an approved period of training available before a person has registered as an apprentice
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Footnote * Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Levels of Technical Training Technical training is also called "in-school" training; it is often delivered across several levels, or blocks of time. This indicates the number of levels or blocks available in each participating province or territory's program for the trade
4 4 4 4 - 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Technical Training Available (Yes/No) Technical training is also called "in-school" training; it is delivered by training providers approved by the province or territory and can be delivered in blocks, part-time, or prior to on-the-job. This response indicates whether or not the province or territory provides technical training
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Training Hours (On-The-Job plus Technical Training) Indicates the sum of on-the-job training hours plus technical training hours. Note not all apprenticeship programs are hours-based
7200 7200 7200 7200 9680 9000 9000 7200 7200 7200 6400 7200 7200
On-The-Job Training Hours Indicates the on-the-job training hours required for completion by each apprentice. Note not all apprenticeship programs are hours-based
6300 - 6300 6300 8000 8280 7425 6300 6240 6300 5680 6240 6240
Technical Training (Total Hours) Indicates the sum for all levels of technical training hours, when available
900 - 900 900 1680 720 1575 900 960 900 720 960 960
Technical Training (Total Weeks) Indicates the sum for all levels of technical training weeks
30 30 30 30 - 24 45 30 32 30 24 32 32
Ratio of Journeyperson to Apprentice Most apprenticeship programs set a maximum number of apprentices that may be supervised by each supervising journeyperson, called a ratio
1:2 1:1 1:1 1:1 2:1 1:1 1:2 2:1 1:2 - 1:2 1:2 1:2
Trade Qualifier Challenge Option (Yes/No) Trade qualifiers are people who have experience working in the trade, but have not completed an apprenticeship program in Canada. This indicates if the province or territory allows these experienced but uncertified workers to challenge certification examinations once they have demonstrated proof of eligible trade experience
Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Required Hours for Trade Qualifier Provinces and Territories dictate a minimum number of required hours working in a trade for a trade qualifier to be eligible to challenge any certification examination; candidates must also demonstrate experience that covers the trade’s practices
10800 10800 9200 10800 - 9000 13500 10800 9360 9450 9600 9000 9000
Compulsory/Voluntary (C/V) Certification Required by Apprenticeship Authority Provinces and Territories designate each trade as compulsory or voluntary. Work in Compulsory trades can only be performed by certified journeypersons or registered apprentices. Work in Voluntary trades may legally be performed with or without certification or apprenticeship training
V C C C C C C V C V V V V
Other Certification/Licensing Requirements (Yes/No – if Yes, see P/T website for details) In some cases, there are external bodies that require certification/licensing to practice a trade, besides the apprenticeship authority. If this is the case, individual provinces or territories can provide further details
No No N No No No Yes N No No No No No
Practical Level Examinations Indicates if there a practical, or hands-on demonstration of skills is required to advance past each level of training
No No N No - No No No No No No No No
Written Level Examinations Indicates if written examinations are required to successfully complete and advance past each level of training
No Yes Yes Yes - No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Practical Final Examination Indicates if practical, or hands-on demonstrations of skills required to successfully complete for certification
No No N No - No No No No No No No No
Written Certification Examination Indicates if there is a written examination required for certification. In many provinces and territories, the Red Seal examination is used for both certification and Red Seal endorsement. In some provinces and territories, this may be a specific examination for certification in that jurisdiction, written prior to attempting the Red Seal interprovincial examination for Red Seal endorsement
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note:

In Quebec, when a Red Seal is issued, the certificate uses the official Red Seal trade name. However, the trade name used by the apprenticeship program and provincial certification may differ. Please check with the appropriate apprenticeship authority in Quebec.

Footnote

Please refer to province/territory’s apprenticeship authority’s website for details.