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2016/17 Apprenticeship Plumber (Gasfitter) – Levels 1 & 2

About the Program

The Apprenticeship Plumber program is an Inter-Provincial (Red Seal) designated trade that offers 6,240 hours of technical training typically completed over 4 years. This includes 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of theory (240 hours) per year for each of the 4 levels. The College currently offers the first 2 levels of theory.

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.

Levels 1and 2 theory cover safety, tools, equipment, materials, plumbing theory, math, and science; blueprint reading, heating, gas line sizing, regulations, water distribution flow, and water heaters.

Length of Program

4 years


Sanatuliqsarvik Trades Training Centre

Admission Requirements

The Apprenticeship Plumber 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 4 Trades Entrance Exam is required for those entering this trade. For greater success, it is recommended that individuals complete English 30-2, Math 30-3, and Physics 30, Chemistry 30, or Science 30, and Related Career and Technology courses. 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

To be determined

Record of Achievement

Inter-Provincial (Red Seal) Plumber 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 plumbing services to various government agencies and to homeowners of Nunavut.

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