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Pre-apprenticeship Plumber Training: 8 Things to Know Before You Begin

Sep 20, 2019 2:52:43 PM

Pre-apprenticeship plumber students hard at work at Herzing College in Toronto 

Thinking about becoming a plumber, and looking into pre-apprenticeship programs? Like most skilled tradespeople right now, plumbers are in demand—so it’s a smart career choice. 

Combined Electrician & Network Cabling: Instructor Wayne Rowley Answers Your Questions

Aug 22, 2019 11:24:43 AM
  Instructor Wayne Rowley (far left) with a class of Combined Electrician & Network Cabling students

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!

Meet Christine: Another Appliance Grad Hired by Whirlpool Canada

Jun 14, 2019 2:41:10 PM
Appliance service technician, Christine Cunningham at the Whirlpool Canada warehouse in Milton

Top 9 Myths About Becoming a Plumber: Should You Go For It?

Jun 5, 2019 12:02:48 PM
 Plumbing students pose for a photo at Herzing College Skilled Trades

We love busting myths about the skilled trades—and plumbing myths are some of the worst out there!

If you're even considering becoming a plumber, getting accurate information on training, careers, and the field in general is crucial. You need this info to make an informed decision about your future.

How to Become a Plumber in Ontario: Your First 5 Steps

Apr 20, 2019 12:57:15 PM
 Photo: Plumbing students hard at work at Herzing College (2019)

Updated April 2022

Plumbers are respected, well-paid tradespeople. Everyone knows we rely heavily on skilled plumbers for basic survival needs (clean drinking water), and a wide range of daily conveniences (dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, showers, etc.)

This is one of most popular trades careers out there. Thinking about becoming a plumber, and wondering what's involved in training, certification, and launching your career?

Here are your first five steps to get the ball rolling.

Meet Isaac Thomas: Appliance Technician Grad Who Landed a Job at Whirlpool Canada

Apr 9, 2019 3:41:56 PM

Are you looking at trades careers, and considering becoming an appliance service technician?

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.

What to Expect from a Gas Technician 2 Training Program

Mar 7, 2019 1:18:08 PM
 Class in session at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Would You Make a Good Electrician? 7 Questions to Consider

Mar 1, 2019 9:38:56 AM

You've heard that electricians make a good salary, and enjoy steady demand in Ontario. You've looked into some trades programs, and think electrician could be a good fit for you.

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