The Difference Between Gas Technician 3 & 2 (and how to get certified)

Jul 16, 2018 11:44:10 AM
Class in session at Herzing College in Toronto, Ontario

There's no doubt that gas-powered appliances play an extremely important role in our lives.

They're used for cooking meals, safely storing food, heating buildings and many other purposes in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

However, they must be properly installed and maintained by trained professionals to function effectively and safely.

Installing and servicing these types of appliances is the job of the gas technician. It's a challenging and rewarding occupation that can also pave the way for plumbing, HVAC and appliance technician work.

If you're interested in pursuing a gas tech career in Ontario, your specific duties, salary and job opportunities are highly dependent on the level of licensing you achieve.

The starting point for work in this field is the Gas Technician 3 training program.

With additional training, you can earn the more advanced G2 and G1 certifications.

Wondering what exactly is the difference between a level 3 and level 2 license? Read on for a full breakdown.

Top 8 Skills You'll Need to Become an Electrician: Is This Trade for You?

Jun 26, 2018 9:50:28 AM

Updated April 2022

Should you become an electrician? If you look at it from an employment and salary angle, the answer is easy.

Electricians have been in steady demand across Ontario for the past several years—and the trend is expected to continue.

Construction projects in Ontario cities are creating plenty of jobs for electricians. Government is investing in education, healthcare, and transit building projects, and there are many condos going up in urban centres throughout the province.

Salaries for electricians are also going strong. The median wage for electricians in Ontario right now is $29 per hour, or about $60,300 a year.

At the high end of the pay scale, electricians are making $45 per hour—that's over $93,000 a year. (Salary information is based on the latest report from the Government of Canada Job Bank.)

But it's not all about money.

To do well in electrician training, and feel happy in your career, you'll need a certain set of professional and personal skills.

So let's take a look at eight of the most important skills for successful electricians.

By the time you reach number eight, you'll have a much better idea of whether this trade is right for you (plus some helpful links and steps to take next). Let's get started.

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5 of the Most In-Demand Construction Trades in Canada Right Now

May 7, 2018 1:03:42 PM

Updated October 2022

Some of the most in-demand jobs in Canada right now are in the construction industry.

Careers in the skilled trades offer tremendous opportunities across the country, with great freedom of mobility and job security. These are the jobs least likely to be sent offshore or be lost to automation. They offer high pay, great benefits, and often the flexibility to set your own hours or be your own boss.

Ontario's construction industry is projected to grow over the coming years, driven by numerous new infrastructure and utilities projects as well as big demand in the residential building and renovation market.

And don't forget, many skilled tradespeople are continuing to retire. Over 56,000 trades positions will need to be filled in Ontario alone between 2022 and 2027 to make up for those who are exiting the industry.

If you're thinking about construction trades training, take a look at five of the most in-demand careers out there right now.

What's the Advantage of a Combined Plumber + Gas Technician Program?

Mar 28, 2018 3:40:55 PM

In today's competitive job market, having expertise in a secondary trade can really increase your job options.

Building a diverse skillset makes you eligible for a much wider range of employment opportunities, giving you better chances for finding which career path works best for you.

This is why combined trades training could be your best choice at pre-apprenticeship college.

Where Can You Work After Appliance Technician Training: 5 Different Paths

Mar 19, 2018 9:51:55 AM
  Appliance technician instructor and student at Herzing College in Toronto

What's Your Role as a Construction Electrician? Duties, Key Skills & Career Outlook

Mar 8, 2018 12:47:44 PM

Updated November 2022

If you're the type of person who likes solving problems and is curious about how mechanical things work, you should consider pursuing a career as an electrician.

These skilled technicians are responsible for creating the wiring that powers our society, from our homes and workplaces to the lights on our streets.

Not only is it an important occupation for keeping our modern lives running smoothly and safely, but an electrician career also offers excellent job security and employment prospects.

What Exactly is Network Cabling & Where do Technicians Work?

Feb 28, 2018 8:05:58 AM

Updated January 2021

Communication networks are one of the connecting foundations of modern society, essential to both business and leisure for enabling information to travel freely throughout the world.

This data and voice information that links people and places typically moves from one network device to another through the use of cabling systems.

Network cabling technicians have the important job of installing and repairing these telecommunications lines that we all rely on.

This career requires a specialized understanding of various cabling and media, physical and logical networks, and signal transmission.

Curious about what exactly network cabling technicians do and the sort of employment opportunities you can expect?

Here's what you need to know.

Top 5 Reasons to Start Plumber Training this Year

Feb 19, 2018 11:45:16 AM
Plumbing students pose for a photo at Herzing College Skilled Trades 

Updated October 2022

Been considering taking plumber training for a while, and wondering if this is the year you should take the leap?

Beginning a new career path is challenging for many people, especially if it involves going back to school. Will the effort be worth it? Will the investment in plumber training pay off with reliable, rewarding work after graduation?

These are some of the questions we tackle in this post, as we break down what we consider the top five reasons to seize the day and start a plumber program this year.

What Exactly Does a Gas Technician Do? Duties, Challenges & Career Opportunities

Feb 7, 2018 6:41:17 PM

Image source: Flickr

Updated November 2022

Gas technicians (or "gas fitters") work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. They're employed by construction companies, HVAC or gas-servicing firms, and utilities companies—or may even be self-employed.

Gas tech work is challenging, offers a variety of tasks, and will definitely stretch your problem-solving skills. Considering this trades career, but need more information on what the job is like, and the training you'll need to get started?

Read on for a detailed look at what a gas technician does, what the Ontario job market is currently like, and what you need for TSSA certification.

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