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2016/17 Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer

About the Program

The Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer program is a Provincial Certification program that is recognized in Nunavut and NWT. The program offers technical training typically completed over 3 years (levels 1-3) that includes 560 hours of on-the-job training, and for Nunavut, 8 weeks of theory (or 240 hours) per year.

This Apprenticeship program’s academic and technical training ensures students are able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical application as a Certified Housing Maintainer. Students train with a variety of tools, techniques and materials in well-equipped shops. Trade-specific Math and Science form part of the curriculum.

To advance to the next level, students must achieve a 65% grade in theory and 70% on the Government administered exam. Students who do not pass the Government exam are offered 2 weeks of tutoring with a second opportunity to challenge the exam.

Length of Program

3 years


Sanatuliqsarvik Trades Training Centre

Admission Requirements

The Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer Technical Training is only available to registered apprentices and placement into the program is made through a Regional Apprenticeship Officer or local Career Development Officer.

Successful completion of the Level 2 Trades Entrance Exam is required for those entering this trade. For greater success, it is recommended that individuals complete English 30-2, Math 30-2, and Physics 30, Chemistry 30, or Science 30. Minimally, students should have completed English 20-2, Math 20-3, and Science 10.

For individuals who do not meet the above criteria and are not registered as an Apprentice, NAC offers Trades Access and Pre¬-Apprenticeship programs to help students prepare for admission to Apprenticeship programs.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted by the Registrar's Office until Fall 2017.

Record of Achievement

Journeyperson Housing Maintainer Certification, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Transferable credits are limited and are subject to regulatory requirements established to meet Apprenticeships and Interprovincial standards.

Employment Opportunities

Major employers are typically with the Territorial and local Governments. Additionally, the private sector is a very active employer, providing housing services to various government agencies and to homeowners of Nunavut.

The Department of Education works closely with private businesses and Government sectors that are employers of apprentices who seek training.

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