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One of the best things about the appliance repair trade is the steady demand for skilled service technicians.
The average household relies heavily on a range of appliances for everyday use—washing machines, dryers, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators...we're totally dependent on these machines.
And then you have commercial clients, like restaurants, food companies, and cafeterias, that also need appliance repair technicians to install and maintain their units.
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.
Plumbing students doing the hands-on portion of their training at the Herzing College campus
When Covid-19 hit Ontario and the lockdown began, schools and students faced some major challenges.
Updated June, 2021
Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented “sparkies” are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.
However, it takes several years of training and hard work to become an electrician. And life on-the-job isn't always easy.
Do you have what it takes? Is this the right trades career for you?
In this post we put together the most common pros and cons of becoming an electrician. Salary, working conditions, certification requirements, job safety, cost of training—we cover it all.
Find out if electrician is a good fit for you, and what steps to take next.
Photo: Students in the Appliance Service Technician program at Herzing College Toronto
Updated December, 2020
Thinking about a trades career, but haven't seriously considered appliance repair? You’re not alone. This field is often overlooked by people entering the trades.
Plumbing, electrical, HVAC...they all get plenty of attention and interest. But somehow appliance repair flies under the radar.
The fact is this industry is really growing fast in Canada. There is a serious shortage of appliance service technicians and strong demand for people with the latest technical skills.