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What does a Locksmith do?

Locksmiths install, adjust and repair locks, make keys ad change lock combinations on residential, automotive, commercial and institutional locksets and door hardware. They also may install and maintain more sophisticated security systems.

- They sell and install high security lock systems.
- They repair or replace damaged or defective doors
- They change lock-key combinations by inserting new pins into locks.
- They design complex master key systems for industries, governments and institutions.

What kind of person makes a good Locksmith?

Locksmith might be the job for you if you:

- Are good at math
- Have patience and stamina
- Have good vision and hearing
- Can work independently
- Have good hand-eye coordination.

How do I become a Locksmith?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1560 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Locksmith.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Locksmith work?

Locksmiths are employed by locksmithing companies, security firms and institutions.

How much does a Locksmith make?

On average, Locksmiths in Alberta make $25.00 an hour.

Apprentice Locksmiths earn 60% of a journeyman’s wage rate in the first year, 70% in the second, 80% in the third and 90% in the fourth year.

Locksmith Case Studies

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