Gas fitters

Gas fitters

NOC
7253

Install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment, such as meters, regulators and heating units in residential, commercial and industrial establishments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

$27.00
$23.00
Low
$35.00
High

Median Salary

$57,117
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

100
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

100%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Gas fitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in residential, commercial and industrial establishments. They are employed by gas utility companies and gas servicing companies.

Main Duties

Gas fitters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required
  • Measure and mark reference points for installation of gas lines and equipment
  • Install and maintain gas meters and regulators and gas lines between gas unit and gas meter
  • Install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components, such as burners, valves and automatic controls
  • Test and replace defective equipment or components
  • Test and adjust control mechanisms and check pipes and piping connections for gas leaks using gas detecting devices
  • Attend to gas escape calls and assist in the investigation of gas fires and explosions
  • Prepare reports on work performed and condition of facilities
  • Advise clients regarding standards, safety features and maintenance of gas units and systems
  • Convert motor vehicles or appliances to use natural gas fuels
  • May repair and service gas appliances and related equipment.

Also Known As

  • gas fitter
  • gas fitter apprentice
  • gas servicer
  • gas technician
  • industrial gas fitter-tester
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- or three-year gas fitter apprenticeship program or Several years of work experience in a pipefitting trade and completion of a high school, college or industry gas fitter program are required.
  • Gas fitter trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and available, but voluntary, in Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and the Yukon.
  • A provincial gas fitter licence is usually required.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified gasfitter - class A and class B upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No

Regulation Body

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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11.4%
Female
88.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
28.6%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
35.7%
45-54
35.7%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
23.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
76.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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29.4%
Construction
17.6%
Utilities
17.6%
Retail trade
35.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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12.50%
Northeast
37.50%
Southeast
18.80%
Southwest
18.80%
Central
12.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$57,117

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$58,408

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$57,117

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$53,743

Canada

$50,633
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

15
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

39
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

45