Salary & Benefits

Individuals interested in a career in the pipe trades in Canada can expect a career that is challenging, rewarding and filled with exciting opportunities.  If you are motivated and take pride in your work you can go as far as you want with this career path.

You Can Become:

  • A certified Journeyperson in a field that pays very well
  • A specialty certified worker through union training programs
  • An expert in service and repair
  • An inspector of work completed by other tradespersons
  • An estimator for major building projects
  • A Computer Aided Drafting Technician
  • A foreman or supervisor on projects with many people working under your direction
  • A business owner by starting your own mechanical company

You Can Expect Your Future to Include:

  • Journeyperson wages ranging from $29 - $50 per hour
  • Excellent healthcare benefits for you and your family
  • Excellent dental care for you and your family
  • Excellent retirement benefit plans for your future
  • An international organization that will take care of your best interests
  • Respect from the members that you work with on the job
  • A bright and secure future for you and your family

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