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What does a Plumber do?

Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls.

- They study building plans and specifications to determine the layout for plumbing and related materials.
- They cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes.
- They select the type and size of pipe required and measure, cut, threat, bend, clamp, solvent cement or solder pipe.
- They join pipe sections and secure them into position.

What kind of person makes a good Plumber?

Gasfitter might be the job for you if you:

- Are physically strong and agile.
- Are mechanically inclined
- Work well alone or with others as a team.

How do I become a Plumber?

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 1500 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Plumber.
Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Plumber work?

Plumbers are employed by construction contractors, plumbing repair shops and large organizations. 86% of Plumbers in Alberta work in the construction industry.

How much does a Plumber make?

On average, Plumbers in Alberta make $31.32 an hour. Thatís about $66,621 a year.

Apprentice Plumbers earn 50% of the journeyman wage in their first year, 60% in their second year, 70% in the third and 80% in their fourth year.

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