Plumber Apprenticeship

A Plumber is a person who installs, alters or repairs any plumbing system. Plumbers often work in the construction industry, laying new pipe for buildings or doing extensive renovations to large buildings. Residential Plumbers install and repair plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets, as well as appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters.  Apprentices are required to attend a total of 26 weeks of technical training over this 4 year apprenticeship.

*Plumber is currently undergoing Harmonization* 
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship is currently undertaking the Harmonization Initiative in 30 Red Seal Trades by 2020. British Columbia is an active participant in this initiative. The goal of Harmonization is to substantively align apprenticeship systems across Canada by making the apprenticeship training requirements more consistent in the Red Seal trades. For more information on the Harmonization of the Plumber program please see as well as the below implementation timeline. If you have any questions regarding Harmonization or your training schedule please contact our office. 
 Harmonization Implementation Timeline
Level 1: Apr 1, 2019
Level 2: Apr 1, 2020
Level 3: Apr 1, 2021
Level 4: Apr 1, 2022

Outcome: Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Plumber. 

Achieving your Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will provide you with a set of nationally recognized and transferable skills that will provide you with an opportunity for employment across Canada. 

All trades offered at Okanagan College lead to the Red Seal


     Campus: Kelowna 
                    1000 KLO Rd.



Training Schedule

   Tuition Fee & Details

     Financial Incentives

     Program Outline

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     Important Documents for OC Apprentices


     Foundation Program








 Our Plumbing students work well together in our shops

Plumber at work in our shops