Shipbuilding / Pipefitter Training and Apprenticeships in Ontario

Prerequisites

  • Completed minimum Grade 10 or equivalent, or
  • Registered in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

How to become a Pipefitter in Ontario

Step 1:  Enrol in a Pipefitter Trade Training program.  Many approved programs have pre-apprenticeship opportunities, so be sure to ask about it.

Step 2:  Once you graduate from your training, you should find a job with a shipbuilding employer (or other industry) that can and will sign an apprentice agreement with you.

Step 3:  Apply for apprenticeship registration with your local Apprenticeship Office and a Training Consultant will outlined the required steps and assist you  in the process.

Step 4:  For a Pipefitter Apprentice in Ontario, 5 - 12 month periods of 1800 hours of on-the-job experience and techncial training is required to complete your apprenticeship.

Step 5:  To become a Journeyperson Pipefitter, you must

  • Apply for and pass a Certificate of Qualification exam.  In order to work anywhere in Canada, you must pass the Interprovincial Red Seal exam (detail below).

Red Seal Certification

Pipefitter is a Red Seal Trade in Ontario.  The Red Seal Interprovincial Program represents industry’s standard of excellence for skilled trades and provides greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers.  In order for a tradesperson to get a Red Seal Endorsement on their provincial certificate, they first have to pass an examination.

Fees

Apprenticeship Registration - $40

References

Red Seal website

 

Contact your local Apprenticeship Office below or call 1-800-387-5656

Location

Address

Office phone

Toll-free phone

Barrie

55 Cedar Pointe Dr Unit 609, Barrie, ON L4N 5R7

705-737-1431

From 705 and 905 area codes 1-800-560-3821

Belleville

135 North Front St, Belleville, ON K8P 3B5

613-968-5558

1-800-953-6885

Brantford

505 Park Rd North Suite 201, Brantford, ON N3R 7K8

519-756-5197

Hamilton - 1-800-668-4479

Chatham

870 Richmond St West, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5

519-354-2766

1-800-214-8284 ext 519

Cornwall

132 Second St East Ste 202, Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y4

613-938-9702

1-877-668-6604

Hamilton Central

Ellen Fairclough Bldg, 119 King St West 8th Flr, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y7

905-521-7764

1-800-668-4479

Kenora

227 1/2 Second St South, Kenora, ON P9N 1G4

807-468-2879

1-800-734-9572

Kingston

Cornell Corporate Centre, 299 Concession St Suite 201, Kingston, ON K7K 2B9

613-548-1151

1-866-973-4043 * Job Grow Training Hotline 1-800-387-5656

Kitchener

4275 King St East Ste 200, Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9

(519) 653-5758

1-866-877-0099

London

217 York St Ste 201, London, ON N6A 5P9

519-675-7788

1-800-265-1050

Mississauga

The Emerald Centre, 10 Kingsbridge Garden Cir Ste 404, Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6

905-279-7333

1-800-736-5520

North Bay

200 First Ave West, North Bay, ON P1B 3B9

705-495-8515

1-800-236-0744

Ottawa

Preston Square, 347 Preston St 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1S 3H8

613-731-7100

1-877-221-1220

Owen Sound

ServiceOntario Building, 1400 1st Ave West Suite 4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6Z9

519-376-5790

1-800-838-9468

Pembroke

400 Pembroke St East, Pembroke, ON K8A 3K8

613-735-3911

1-800-807-0227

Peterborough (City of)

901 Lansdowne St West, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z5

705-745-1918

1-877-433-6555

Pickering (City of)

1420 Bayly St Unit 1, Pickering, ON L1W 3R4

905-837-7721

1-800-461-4608

Sarnia

Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St North, Sarnia, ON N7T 7W5

519-542-7705

1-800-363-8453

Sault Ste Marie

70 Foster Dr Ste 150, Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 6V4

705-945-6815

1-800-236-8817

St Catharines

Garden City Tower, 301 St Paul St 10th Flr, St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4

905-704-2991

1-800-263-4475

Sudbury

159 Cedar St Ste 506, Sudbury, ON P3E 6A5

705-564-3030

1-800-603-5999

Thunder Bay

189 Red River Rd Suite 103, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A2

807-346-1550

1-800-439-5493

Timmins

5520 Highway 101 East Wing C, South Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0

705-235-1950

1-877-275-5139

Toronto Central

625 Church St 1st Fl, Toronto, ON M7A 2B5

416-326-5800

 

Windsor Central

Roundhouse Centre, 3155 Howard Ave 2nd Fl, Ste 200, Windsor, ON N8X 4Y8

519-973-1441

1-800-663-5609