Roofers and shinglers

Roofers and shinglers

NOC
7291

Install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

23
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$16.00
Low
$28.25
High

Median Salary

$24,535
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

424
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

33%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Shinglers install and replace shingles, tiles and similar coverings on sloped roofs. They are employed by roofing and general contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Roofers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install, repair or replace built-up roofing systems using materials such as asphalt saturated felts and hot asphalt and gravel
  • Install, repair or replace single-ply roofing system using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric or other asphaltic compositions
  • Install, repair or replace shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Install sheet metal flashings
  • Apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level
  • Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • May estimate materials required and quote costs.

Shinglers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install or replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.

Also Known As

  • apprentice roofer
  • asphalt roofer
  • built-up roofer
  • flat roofer
  • residential steep roofer
  • roofer
  • shingler
  • single-ply roofer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • For roofers, completion of a two- to three-year apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade are usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Roofing trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Trade certification for residential steep roofers is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified roofers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Shinglers require one to two years of on-the-job training.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

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

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
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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10.1%
15-24
29.0%
25-34
24.6%
35-44
20.3%
45-54
10.1%
55-64
5.8%
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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32.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
40.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
13.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
13.4%
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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33.8%
Construction
15.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
12.7%
Manufacturing
38.0%
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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16.20%
Northeast
39.70%
Southeast
23.50%
Southwest
14.70%
Central
5.90%
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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$25,144
Northeast
$29,950
Southeast
$28,852
Southwest
$20,848
Central
N/A
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.

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.

Northeast

$20.00
$16.00
Low
$26.00
High

Southeast

$22.00
$17.00
Low
$29.00
High

Southwest

$20.00
$16.00
Low
$29.25
High

Central

$20.00
$15.00
Low
$25.50
High
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

$24,535

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$39,768

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

New Brunswick

$24,535

Newfoundland

$18,694

Prince Edward Island

$22,556

Nova Scotia

$28,077

Canada

$30,929
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

23
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

29
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

103
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

99