Floor Covering Installer

Floor Covering Installer

Apprenticeship

AT A GLANCE

As a Floorcovering Installer, you install, repair, and replace floor covering materials like underlay, carpet, sheet goods (e.g. vinyl), and resilient tile in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.

RELATED CAREERS

Note: Additional training and/or certification may be required.
PLASTERER
IRONWORKER (GENERALIST)
TILESETTER

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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:

  • Construction companies
  • Sub-contractors
  • Floor covering contractors
  • Carpet stores
  • Floorcovering retail
  • Wholesale outlets
  • Self-employed

Other conditions: N/A

Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects

MINI SKILLS ASSESSMENT

If you answer YES to the questions below, then Floor Covering Installer could be the job for you!

  • Would you like to work indoors with others?
  • Do you have an eye for colour?
  • Are you in good physical condition?

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:

WAGES

Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and Journey Persons for a Floor Covering Installer:

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$31,200

Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$38,220 – $49,140

For more information on apprenticeship wages, click here

Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career:
Minimum Wage RateJanuary 1, 2017 or after
Journey Persons$29.05

TRAINING

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/

Floor Covering Installer

Program Length (Minimum Years)

3 years

 

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1,400 hours L2: 1,400 hours L3: 1,400 hours

 

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 7 weeks Y2: 6 weeks Y3: 0 weeks

Additional Licensing

No

Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

4.5 years

Minimum hours experience required

6,300 hours

Practical Exam required

No

Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work

No

Red Seal Trade available

Yes

ASSOCIATIONS

Click the links below for associations related to this career!