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Plumber Apprenticeship

Duration/Start: Levels 1-5/Variable

Credential: Apprenticeship Training

An apprentice plumber plans, installs, maintains, inspects and repairs plumbing systems, fixtures, equipment and controls in residential and commercial buildings.

Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms.

If you like variety in your work, are able to pay close attention to detail and are interested in working in a highly specialized trade, consider becoming a plumber. You should be mechanically inclined and be willing to continually update your skills since new technologies are always being introduced into the trade. In addition to having good manual dexterity, the ability to translate blueprints and sketches into finished installations is critical.

The work is most rewarding to people who enjoy using their specialized skills in a variety of job site conditions and working with little supervision. In a repair and service shop a plumber should also have good communication skills in order to understand a customer's problems and explain corrective measures.

For more information, please contact:

Apprenticeship Manitoba

100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone: 204.945.3337
Fax: 204.948.2346
Toll-Free: 1.877.978.7233 (1.877.97.TRADE)

You may also contact the Rural Apprenticeship Training Coordinator:

Jenna Smid, SW Region of Manitoba (Phone 204.573.5512 or Email

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Levels 1-5/Variable

Credential Apprenticeship Training

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options

The Apprenticeship Application / Agreement Process

An individual must find employment with or be working for an employer who will provide quality, on-the-job training. The employee and employer formalize the relationship through an Apprenticeship, administered by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba Education and Training - Workforce Development. During each level or year of apprenticeship training, which varies from two to five years depending on the trade, about 80 per cent of an apprentice's time is spent learning on the job while earning a wage. The remaining 20 per cent, usually taken in a block of time away from work, is technical, classroom-based training.