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What does a Roofer do?

Roofers prepare and apply protective coverings to flat and sloped roof surfaces in accordance with construction plans and specifications.

- They inspect problem roofs to determine the best procedures for repairing them.
- They estimate material requirements and quote costs.
- They repair older roofs.
- They waterproof roofs, basements, foundations, plaza decks or parkades.

What kind of person makes a good Roofer?

Roofer might be the job for you if you:

- Are physically strong
- Arenít afraid of heights
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Get along well with others

How do I become a Roofer?

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 1420 hours of on the job training and 6 weeks of technical training at school in the first 3 years, and 1600 hours of on the job training in the fourth year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Roofer.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Roofer work?

Roofers are most often employed by roofing contractors on construction or repair jobs. 96% of Roofers in Alberta work in the construction industry.

How much does a Roofer make?

On average, Roofers in Alberta make $28.49 an hour. Thatís about $60,100 a year.

Apprentice Roofers earn 65% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 75% in the second, 85% in the third and 95% in the fourth year.

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