3 Great Reasons to Become a Plumber in Canada
If you are considering attending a plumbing school in Canada, it's important to educate yourself on some of the great benefits associated with this career. Here are three of the most outstanding perks of training to become a plumber:
1. You Can Get Into the Workforce Sooner
Plumbing students tend to complete their studies and start earning a salary sooner than students in other trades and fields of study. The vast majority of plumbers complete a mixture of classroom-based study, plus on-the-job learning as an apprentice. Working as an apprentice under a journeyperson (certified plumber), plumbing students earn a decent living while still attending school and completing their studies.
2. You Can Earn a Good Wage
Plumbers enjoy a very high annual salary with respect to the amount of time it takes to train for the career. The national median hourly wage for plumbers in Canada is $27.54, which works out to $56,468 annually. With more experience, plumbers generally see salaries increase up to $87,214 annually.***
3. The Job Outlook is Promising
Job growth is another good reason to consider becoming a plumber in Canada. According to Canadian census data, plumbers are mainly employed in the construction industry (79%).**
The construction industry in Canada remains robust, and with $80 billion in construction permits issued within the last year, the government in Canada expects the number of plumbers needed to increase in the years to come.* Plus, in addition to the number of jobs created by the growth in new home construction, there will be a continual need for plumbers to work on service, repair, and maintenance projects.
Plumbers service a vital and growing sector of the Canadian economy. As of 2011, there were some 47,200 Canadians employed as plumbers.* If you're ready to join the ranks of this challenging and rewarding career field, find a plumbing school near you and ask to receive additional information!
* The Globe and Mail, "I Want to be a Plumber. What Will My Salary be?", website last accessed June 23, 2016.
** Service Canada, website last accessed June 23, 2016.
*** PayScale, website last accessed June 23, 2016.
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, website last accessed June 23, 2016.
Workopolis, "So, how much are we earning? The average Canadian salaries by industry and region," website last accessed June 23, 2016.