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Sheet Metal Worker: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $516 per level; + $42/month Student Fee
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Contact: 250.370.3822
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    School of Trades 250.370.3822
    Trade Information Sessions 250.370.3810

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

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
Level: 02
Level: 03
Level: 04

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

Sheet Metal Worker

ITA Source: 'Sheet Metal Worker' profile.


Sheet Metal Workers lay out, fabricate, assemble, weld, install, and service: ducting, spouting, fitting cabinets, gutters, copings, flashings, supporting devices, wall systems, building envelope, 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 totalling 24 weeks. Each level is six 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 5680 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves almost 190 weeks of training.

Note: effective April 1, 2019, the new harmonized Sheet Metal Worker program will be implemented. For more information, please visit OPSN 2018 011

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Layout and Develop Patterns
  • Fabricate Trade Related Products
  • Install Air Handling Systems
  • Install Industrial Systems
  • Install Architectural and Specialty Components
  • Service Systems



  • English 10
  • Math 11
  • Science 10


  • completion of Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

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.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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