Piping Trades Foundation

Pipefitter welding a pipe

The 24-week pre-apprenticeship foundation program is designed to help you to get the knowledge and skills you need to be prepared for employment in the piping trades. We combine classroom theory with 375 hours of work-based training to give you hands-on experience assembling, fabricating, maintaining and repairing piping systems. Our program prepares you for work in a wide variety of industries including pipeline construction, gas plants, pulp mills and oil refineries.

Program Highlights: Piping Trades

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Career & Salary Info

A recent Job Bank report by the government of Canada showed that steamfitters & pipefitters earn between $19.64 to $39.63 per hour working in a variety of industries:BC Pipefitter / Steamfitter Hourly Wage

  • Pipeline construction
  • Oil refineries
  • Gas plants
  • Pulp mills
  • Chemical plants
  • Thermal or steam generating plants
  • Manufacturers
  • Utility companies


Additional Resources

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