The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides direct support to apprentices in the first two years of an approved apprenticeship training program (Red Seal trades). The taxable grant is $1,000 for Level 1 and $1,000 for Level 2. This grant is only available after you have completed the specified level of technical training and have a specific number of work-based hours on your SkilledTradesBC transcript.
Gasfitter Class B Apprenticeship
Class B Gasfitters are responsible for the design, installation, testing, adjustment, maintenance and repair of lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in various sectors. Fuels may include natural gas, manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, digester gas, landfill gas, biogas or a mixture or dilution of any of these gases and hydrogen.
Level 1: 10 weeks
Level 2: 10 weeks
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- Full program offered
- Partial program offered
Tuition and fees
Tuition and fees depend on the level of apprenticeship study.
- pipes, valves and fittings
- cutting, soldering and brazing
- drafting and blueprint reading
Textbooks and supplies for Level 1:
- Trades and Apprenticeship Level 1 - Line A: $65.49
- Trades and Apprenticeship Level 1 - Line B: $117.49
- Trades and Apprenticeship Level 1 - Line C: $103.29
- Trades and Apprenticeship Level 1 - Line D: $104.29
- Natural Gas and Propane B149-20 Code Book: $287.79
- BCIT Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter Level B A-G Modules: $59.99
- BCIT Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter Level B H-O Modules: $85.29
Note: 5% GST is not included in the price, and prices are subject to change.
Textbooks are available at the OC Bookstore by calling 250-762-5445, ext. 4586, or ordering online here.
Other required supplies:
- CSA Approved Work Boots (Steel Toed)
- CSA-approved Hard Hat
- Safety Glasses
- Architect's Scale Rule (Imperial Measurement)
- Pencils, Pens, Erasers
- Sharp EL-520XBWH calculator
- Government-issued Picture ID is required to write the Provincial and National Exams. Student card is not acceptable.
- install and light gas appliances
- hot water heating systems
- electrical CCTS and gas controls
- rural sewage
- drainage and venting systems
Required textbooks and supplies for Level 2:
- CAN/CSA B149.1 - 05 Natural Gas and Propane Installation (if not already purchased): $280
- Domestic/Commercial Gasfitting Program Level A Modules A-G (if not already purchased): $63.25
- Domestic/Commercial Gasfitting Program Level B modules H-O: $82.25
Note: 5% GST is not included in the price, and prices are subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Bookstore by calling 250-762-5445, ext. 4586, or ordering online.
Other required supplies:
- CSA-approved steel toed work boots
- CSA-approved hard hat
- safety glasses
- Architect's scale rule (with imperial measurement)
- pencils, pens, erasers
- Sharp EL-520XBWH calculator
- government-issued photo ID is required to write the the provincial and national exams. Student card is not acceptable.
- Registered as an apprentice with ITA BC.
- Must be working for an employer with at least one qualified journeyperson.
- Not registered as an apprentice? Ask your employer to register you as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). It’s free, simple, and can be completed within a few minutes online or printed and mailed to the ITA Head Office. More details can be found at www.itabc.ca
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $2,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade.
WorkBC Apprenticeship Supports
Apprentice financial supports are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. Apprentices may be able for supports which cover costs such as child card, transportation, disability, and more. Once an apprentice completes the WorkBC application online, a 16-digit reference code will be emailed to them. Use the 16-digit reference code for the Service Canada EI application.
Service Canada EI Application
Apprentices attending full-time technical training (sometimes referred to as block-release training), they may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while unemployed and attending your course. Refer to the Service Canada website for application details.
Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training. The purpose of the CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with loans to assist with the costs to attend technical training.
The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund is available for application by employers on behalf of their apprentices who are high-demand trades. Funding can be requested for apprenticeship training, foundation training as well as specialized, technical and managerial training. Only small companies with 20 employees or less, who are supporting apprenticeship in the demand trades, are eligible.
The federal government will now provide tax recognition for the costs that many employed tradespeople incur to provide their own tools in their employment duties. A deduction (up to a maximum of $500/year) will be allowed for the total cost of new tools acquired by an employed tradesperson in a tax year in excess of $1000. Employer will need to certify that the employee is required to obtain those tools for use in employment activities.
Apprentices who complete their third and four year of any apprenticeship program may be eligible for a tax credit. The apprentice will receive the tax credit when they file their annual income taxes. Apprentices will be eligible for a tax credit of $2,000 for completing Level 3 and a credit for $2,500 for completing Level 4 of any apprenticeship. For more information visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca.
Your T2202A tax form is available online via myOkanagan on the last day of February.
To access your tax form:
- Login to myOkanagan
- Username: 300XXXXXX@stu.oc
- Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy) (you will be asked to update your password the first time you login)
- Click the "T2202A Tax Form" link under Online Services
If you have any problems accessing your myOkanagan account, please call IT Services at 1-866-839-4032 or complete an online myOkanagan password reset request.
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