Cities and towns all over the country provide career opportunities in many industries and sectors. For example, Toronto - Canada's largest city - uses 1.24 million cubic metres of water on an average day, enough to fill the Rogers Centre stadium every day for a year. You can work in residential, commercial or industrial construction, installing fittings and fixtures involved in the distribution and use of water, and the safe removal of used water. You can also choose to work in maintaining, repairing, renovating and remodeling piping in existing structures. Finally, there are also opportunities to work as a plumbing wholesaler, consultant or inspector.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.
Plumber apprentices serve a 9,000-hour apprenticeship with 720 hours allocated to in-school training. Apprentices at Humber College attend block release classes (eight-week basic level, eight-week intermediate level and eight-week advanced level). Humber also offers an optional nine-week pre-exam Certificate of Qualification preparation course for eligible apprentices who have completed all three levels of trades school.