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Sheet Metal Worker: Apprenticeship

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  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $121.37 per week
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $550 - $950 (depending on the level)
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • Sheet Metal Worker- Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement; Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • Coordinator Contact
    Phone: 1-800-621-3038 | 250-862-5457


    Foundation and general interests:

Application Deadline Advice

Early application is strongly recommended. This program may have a wait list.

Application Fee: $30 (domestic); $100 (international)

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

Level: 01
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 02
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 03
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 04
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:

Apprenticeship Training

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Sheet Metal Worker

For updated details regarding Sheet Metal Worker, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.

ITA Registration

Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.


Sheet Metal Workers lay out, fabricate, assemble, weld, install, and service the following areas: ducting, spouting, fitting cabinets, gutters, copings, flashings, supporting devices, wall systems, building envelopes, ornamental work and integral equipment associated with the blowpipe, air pollution, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, roofing, restaurant, kitchen, marine installation and hospital equipment fields.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels. Each level is 240 hours (six to eight weeks). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6,240 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 208 weeks of training.

Note: The harmonized Sheet Metal Worker program was implemented in April 1, 2019.  For more information, please visit OPSN 2018 011

Training Content
  • Perform Safety Related Functions
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
  • Perform Pattern Development
  • Fabricate Sheet Metal Components for Air and Material Handling Systems
  • Fabricate Architectural Sheet Metal Products
  • Fabricate Products from Specialty Materials
  • Prepare Installation Site
  • Install And Connect Chimneys, Breeching and Venting to Exhaust Appliances and Mechanical Equipment
  • Install Air Handling System Components
  • Install Material Handling System Components
  • Apply Thermal Insulation, Lagging, Cladding and Flashing
  • Perform Leak Testing, Air Balancing and Commissioning
  • Install Metal Roofing and Cladding/Siding Systems
  • Install Exterior Components
  • Install Specialty Products
  • Perform Scheduled Maintenance


(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)

Grade 10 or equivalent, including:

  • English 10
  • Math 11
  • Science 10


  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
Advisor Tips
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Cross-Program Credits

Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.

Credits Granted

Architectural Sheet Metal Worker - Certificate of Qualification

  • Technical Training: Level 1
  • Work-Based Training: 900 hours
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