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Typical HVAC Careers and Salaries: What Can You Expect?

Jun 17, 2021 2:18:21 PM
 Photo: HVAC specialists monitor refrigeration weight and pressure of a chiller in order to correctly recharge the unit.

So, you’re considering a career in HVAC and you’re wondering about job options and salaries in Ontario. Researching this information is actually an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the industry.  

You'll get a realistic idea of where you can work and how much money you can make. This will help you decide if HVAC is the right trade for you. 

In this post, we walk you through 4 common HVAC careers. You'll see typical duties and skills for each role, plus the latest information on salaries.

We cover both entry-level and advanced positions. 

We also include stats on overall demand for HVAC professionals in Ontario, and what to expect in HVAC training. Let’s get started. 

Becoming a Certified Gas Technician: 6 Things to Know About the TSSA Exams

Feb 18, 2021 12:19:22 PM
 Photo: Gas technician students in class at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Want to become a certified gas technician? Your first step is to learn about the TSSA's gas tech certification requirements.

Any tradesperson who works with oil or gas must get licensed to legally operate in Ontario. Obviously this rule applies to gas technicians. But it also impacts trades like HVAC and appliance repair, which involve installing and servicing fuel-powered units.

So, who is the TSSA, and what steps must you go through to meet their certification requirements? What training should you get to prepare for your gas technician exam, and what is the test like?

Here's your quick guide to getting gas tech certified this year.

Is Gas Technician Training Worth It? Here's What You Need to Know

Dec 22, 2020 1:59:19 PM

Photo: Gas Technician students at Herzing College

If you’ve landed on this page you must be considering becoming a Gas Technicianor adding a Gas Technician certification to your current skillset.  

And like any intelligent person, you’re looking at the training and licensing process and wonderingis this worth the time and money? 

Is there demand for Gas Technicians? How tough is the exam? How long does the whole process take? What are the main benefits of getting certified? 

That’s exactly what we’re covering in today’s post. 

Find out if Gas Technician training makes sense for you, plus helpful info on how to get started. 

My Review of Gas Technician Training at Herzing College

Nov 18, 2020 12:44:59 PM

Neil Szabo surrounded by HVAC and gas technician study materials at his home in Toronto

Neil Szabo did not start out wanting to become a Gas Technician. In fact, he spent almost two decades working in television before deciding it was time for a change.

He looked at all the options, and settled on Gas Technician training as the quickest, most efficient route to a satisfying and well-paid career.

Now he's a G2 certified technician with a full-time job at a great local company. 

It's been an action-packed journey of training and growth. Neil says he's learned more in the last few months than he did in the previous several years!

And it all started with Gas Technician training at Herzing College Toronto. Neil graduated from the program in May 2020 and has been thriving in the trade ever since.

This week we caught up with Neil to find out how things are going at work and what he's up to now.

Gas Technician Training: Our Instructor Answers Your Questions

Feb 21, 2020 1:05:10 PM
Photo: Gas Technician instructor, Winston McKenzie-Plummer at Herzing College Toronto
 
Winston McKenzie-Plummer is a proven expert in the gas trade. He is a G1 holder, successful HVAC business owner, and respected instructor at Herzing College Toronto.

Thinking about becoming a gas technician? You've come to the right place. As both an instructor and employer, with over 20 years experience in the field, Winston knows exactly what you need to succeed.

We interviewed Winston this week to get an inside look at gas tech training. We talked about what to expect in class, the toughest parts of training, TSSA exams, and how to get hired.

He also explained gas technician job options, tips for impressing employers, and the biggest advantages to choosing this trade.

This is everything you need to know about starting a career in the gas trade, straight from an expert. Let's get started.

Pros & Cons of Working in HVAC: What Should You Know Up Front?

Nov 19, 2019 10:40:12 AM

Checking out your options for a career in the skilled trades? Considering HVAC because you’ve heard there’s good demand in this field? 

This post is for you. Before you go ahead and sign up for HVAC training, you need a solid overview of what it means to work in this trade. 

Meet Darren Fearnley: Your Expert Guide to HVAC Training

Oct 22, 2019 9:17:42 AM

Darren Fearnley is a 40-year veteran of the HVAC industry. He teaches the HVAC and Gas Technician program at Herzing College. 

Are you thinking of becoming an HVAC mechanic? No matter which part of the industry you’re aiming for, your path begins with a solid pre-apprenticeship program.  

Students with a good grounding in HVAC fundamentals have a much better chance of landing an apprenticeship—which you’ll need to get certified. 

Should You Become a Gas Technician? 8 Things to Know Before You Get Started

Aug 2, 2019 9:55:09 AM

Updated June, 2021.

It doesn't take long to become a gas technician. Training is relatively quick, no apprenticeship is required, and there's room for growth—if you're willing to earn higher levels of certification.

But is this the right trade for you?

In this post, we break down 8 important things to know, if you're thinking about becoming a gas technician (gas fitter).

We cover job outlook in Ontario, how to get licensed, the different levels of gas technician, how much money you'll make, the skills needed to succeed in this field, and more.

By the end of this post, you'll have a much better idea of what the trade is all about—and exactly how to get started.

5 Reasons You Need Your Gas Fitter License (& how to get started now)

Jul 23, 2019 1:05:40 PM

Been thinking you should get your gas fitter license, but dragging your feet on starting training? This post is for you.

We're breaking down all the ways a G3 or G2 license can seriously improve your job options in the trades.

We also include information on how training and certification works, so you'll have everything you need to take the next step.

So let's get started. Here are 5 very good reasons to get your gas fitter license this year...and a little inspiration to get off your couch and into a classroom!

Becoming an HVAC Mechanic in Ontario: Training & Careers

Mar 18, 2019 10:46:10 AM
Photo: HVAC technician charging a heat pump with refrigerant

Updated May 2021.

This is an excellent time to become an HVAC mechanic in Ontario. The latest career outlook report from the Government of Canada Job Bank shows strong demand for HVAC mechanics and technicians, all across the province.

In fact, this occupation gets 3 stars for growth—the Job Bank's highest possible rating. Every single region of Ontario was awarded top marks for outlook in HVAC.

3 Stars for HVAC Career Outlook in Ontario

Source: Government of Canada Job Bank Market Report

Growth is particularly strong in major city centres like Toronto, where multiple new construction projects are raising demand for HVAC mechanics.

So, if you're considering becoming an HVAC mechanic, and want to jump in while the trade is hot, what steps should you take?

Here's a look at HVAC training and careers, and our best advice on how to get started.

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