AT A GLANCE
Domestic Gasfitters work on equipment with less than 400,000 BTUs (British thermal units). Gasfitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators, heating units and appliances in residential, commercial and industrial establishments.
As a Gasfitter, your duties may include the following:
Note: works on equipment with up to and including 40,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units)
Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:
Other Conditions: explosive gases, mandatory safety training, indoors and outdoors
Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects
MINI SKILLS ASSESSMENT
If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as a Domestic Gasfitter might be right for you!
ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROFILES
The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).
Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones:
Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba or visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/
(See Gasfitter for prerequisite requirements)
Program Length (Minimum Years)
Required Hours for each level (L)
(See gasfitter for prerequisite requirements)
L1: 1,800 hours L2: 1,800 hours
Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)
Y1: 10 weeks Y2: 10 weeks
Yes: Domestic Gasfitter or ‘B’ License prerequisite required
Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)
Minimum years of experience required
(within last 10 years)
Minimum hours experience required
Practical Exam required
Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work
Red Seal Trade available