Sprinkler System Installer

Sprinkler System Installer

Apprenticeship

AT A GLANCE

Sprinkler System Installers fabricate, install, test, maintain, inspect, and repair sprinkler systems in industrial operations, department stores, office buildings, hotels, schools, hospitals, and homes. Installers frequently work on the same site more than once and routinely perform a variety of tasks encompassing all aspects of installation, service, and maintenance.

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Note: Additional training and/or certification may be required.
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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 contractors
  • Mechanical construction firms
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation companies
  • Building developers
  • 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 you should consider becoming a Sprinkler System Installer!

  • Do you like variety?
  • Are you in good shape?
  • Are you mechanically inclined?
  • Are you able to pay close attention to detail?

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 Sprinkler System Installer:

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

 

$47,174

Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$70,761 – $78,624

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 Rate January 1, 2017
Journey Persons
$40.10

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/

Sprinkler System Installer

Program Length (Minimum Years)

4 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1, 700 hours L2: 1, 700 hours L3: 1, 700 hours L4: 1, 700 hours 

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 7 weeks Y2: 7 weeks Y3: 0 weeks Y4: 7 weeks

Additional Licensing

No

Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

6 years

 

Minimum hours experience required

10, 200 hours

 

Practical Exam required

No

 

Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work

Yes

 

Red Seal Trade available

Yes

ASSOCIATIONS

Click the links below for associations related to this career!