Plumbers are in high demand – start your career here!

Apprenticeship training is for people who are currently working in industry and who are sponsored by an employer and registered with SkilledTradesBC. Apprenticeship programs combine work-based training (typically 80-85%) and technical training (15-20%) taken in a classroom and shop setting.

The length of an apprenticeship can range from one to five years, but most require four years to complete.

Many trades, known as the Red Seal trades, have nationally recognized certification standards. The credentials of a certified tradesperson who has successfully earned a Red Seal ticket are recognized across Canada.

To work as a Plumber, you should:

  • Be physically fit and have good mobility for lifting
  • Have good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and balance
  • Be able to work at heights and in adverse weather
  • Be prepared for the following risks – dust, fumes, noise and vibration

Here’s how the College of the Rockies can help you to start a career in the plumber trade:

Plumber Pathways

College of the Rockies offers all four levels of Plumber Apprenticeship.

Plumber Level 1 Apprenticeship

Plumber Level 2 Apprenticeship

Plumber Level 3 Apprenticeship

Plumber Level 4 Apprenticeship

Additional Info

Plumber Training Schedule

*Plumber1October 27, 2025December 12, 20257 Weeks
*Plumber2October 21, 2024December 13, 20248 Weeks
*Plumber2March 10, 2025May 2, 20258 Weeks
*Plumber3September 3, 2024October 18, 20247 Weeks
*Plumber3September 2, 2025October 17, 20257 Weeks
*Plumber3January 5, 2026February 20, 20267 Weeks
*Plumber4January 6, 2025February 28, 20258 Weeks
*Plumber4March 2, 2026April 24, 20268 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |