Become an apprentice

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If you have a high school diploma and good math skills, we can help you get the job experience you need to apply for an apprenticeship.

To start the process you need to fax a current resume to 604-877-0926 or email insulators@insulators118.org.

Once you have been selected, we e will put you to work with one of our union employers. You’ll work on jobs with other insulators, get a feel for the trade, and gain valuable experience.

After you have worked for 250 hours (approximately three months) in the industry, you will be sent an application to formally join BC Insulators Local 118 and apply to our Apprenticeship Program.
Once your application is completed and returned, it is brought to a membership meeting for approval.

If your application is accepted, the union office will call and dispatch you as quickly as possible to one of our signatory contractors.

If you have already been working as an insulator, your hours can be put toward the four years required to complete your apprenticeship.

Journeypersons

It may be possible to join as a journeyperson with

  • a minimum 6,000 hours of work,
  • a recommendation from a union member in good standing,
  • A Red Seal Certificate.

There is currently a demand for experienced Insulators in the Lower mainland. Contact the Local 118 office and ask for a Union Permit Application. You may bring your application and resume to the office in person, by mail, fax or email. You will need to provide proof of your job experience and hours worked.

Additional Certificates

Some of the following certificates are mandatory on some job sites and any would enhance your career and increase your employability:

  • Hearing Card (WCB Hearing Test)
  • Construction Safety Training System
  • H2S Alive Course (Hydrogen Sulphide)
  • First Aid (any level)
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)