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Position Yourself for the Future in Gasfitting

Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Go to the IZUNA Apprenticeship website for more information.

Apprentices beginning Level 1 after April 1, 2019 will be required to complete their levels in the new Gasfitter - Class B program. Please see the Gasfitter – Class B Apprenticeship section below for further information.

Gasfitters – Class B design, install, test, adjust, maintain and repair lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in various sectors. Fuels may include natural gas, manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, digester gas, landfill gas, biogas, or a mixture of dilution of any of these gases and Hydrogen. Appliances and equipment include those that do not exceed 400 000 Btuh (British Thermal Units per hour) of 120kW (kilowatts) such as boilers, burners, makeup air units, furnaces, process burners, and various other gas-fired equipment.

Gasfitters – Class A design, install, test, adjust, maintain and repair lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in various sectors. Fuels may include natural gas, manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, digester gas, landfill gas, biogas or a mixture or dilution of any of these gases and Hydrogen. Appliances and equipment include any gas system, regardless of power, except vehicle fuel systems, under an appropriate permit.

From Gasfitter – Class B to Gasfitter – Class A is a progressive model. Gasfitters normally start out becoming a Gasfitter – Class B (previously referred to as domestic or commercial gasfitter). After possessing a Gasfitter – Class B Certificate of Qualification for at least 2 years and successfully completing the Gasfitter – Class A technical training with a training provider recognized by Technical Safety BC, a Gasfitter – Class B certificate holder is eligible to challenge the Technical Safety BC Certificate of Qualification exam to become a Gasfitter – Class B.

The Gasfitter – Class B program consists of 2 levels that cover the in-school technical portion of the apprenticeship training. All levels of training use applied learning in conjunction with practical exercises. Apprentices who have:

  • completed the required work-place hours (as signed off by the sponsoring employer),

  • successfully completed the in-school technical training and,

  • passed the Technical Safety BC Certificate of Qualification exam,

are eligible to receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification.

Apprentice Level 1 Start Date Work-place hours required In-school hours required
Prior to April 1, 2019 3600 hours 360 hours (in 2 levels of training)
On or after April 1, 2019 3000 hours 600 hours (in 2 levels of training)

NOTE: Due to changes in the time-in-trade and technical-training requirements for the Gasfitter – Class B apprenticeship, plumber and steam fitter apprentices beginning their technical training after March 31, 2019 will no longer be eligible to write their Gasfitter – Class B Certificate of Qualification during their plumber or steam fitter apprenticeship. In the new system Plumbers and Steamfitter/Pipefitters are given credit for 1500 of the required 3000 Gasfitter – Class B work-place hours and Level 1 of the Gasfitter – Class B technical, in-school, training. Plumbers and Steamfitters/Pipefitters are required to complete Gasfitter Class B Level 2 and 1500 hours of work experience in the Gasfitter Class B trade in order to be eligible to write the Gasfitter – Class B Certificate of Qualification with Technical Safety BC.

Check the Apprenticeship Training Schedules to see available training dates.

Gasfitter – Class B Apprenticeship

In response to federal and provincial changes to regulations and standards governing the Gasfitter (Class B) trade, ITA has developed a new Gasfitter (Class B) apprenticeship program.

Note: The IZUNA program name has changed from Gasfitting to Gasfitter – Class B. As of April 1, 2019 new Gasfitter – Class B apprentices will be required to complete their levels in the new program as follows:

  • Level 1 intakes offered April 1, 2019

  • Level 2 intakes offered April 2, 2020

  • Current Gasfitting apprentices will have to complete their current program as follows: Level 2 by March 31, 2020

If you try to register and the level is unavailable please ask the Apprentice Services Customer Representative to add your contact information to the interests list to be notified when additional intakes become available.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

You must be an active apprentice registered with the to register for apprenticeship training at IZUNA.

Recommended for success

High school graduation or equivalent, including:

Due to the high level of skill required in math and physics for the Gasfitter B program, industry and instructors strongly advise apprentices to upgrade their math and physics skills prior to registration for technical training in this program.

Apprentices with medical or physical difficulties should contact Accessibility Services to arrange an interview with the Institute’s rehabilitation specialist.

International applicants

IZUNA welcomes apprentice training requests from Canadian citizens and permanent residents only. View programs that accept international students

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

Register for apprentice training

Consult the training schedule to find a date that is suitable to both you and your employer. Please schedule each level of your technical training at least eight months apart to benefit most from your training.

Complete an Apprentice Training Request Form [PDF]* and submit by fax, mail or in person with a $200 commitment fee for each level that you choose. You may also register by phone at 111-456-8100

  • Apprentice Training Requests which do not include the $200 commitment fee per level will not be processed or held. There will be no follow up correspondence from IZUNA.
  • The $200 commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future intakes.
  • Your commitment fee is applied to your tuition.

Apprentices must complete each level of apprentice training in sequential order. For example, apprentices must complete Level 1 before continuing on to Level 2.

*Apprentice Training Request Forms are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Disclosure of personal information and privacy notice

IZUNA Apprentice Services reserves the right to communicate with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and your active employer sponsor about your registration, progress, and related academic information. IZUNA also shares apprentice registration information with Work BC. If you have questions about the protection of your personal information, you may contact the IZUNA Information Access and Privacy Office.

View our full Admissions and Registration Privacy Notice

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your apprentice training request, IZUNA will send a message to your personal and myIZUNA e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your training request will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your training request within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Apprentices are expected to supply their own CSA approved steel-toed boots, hard hats and safety glasses. Cost of books/supplies to be determined.

Financial assistance

Income support for apprentices is provided by Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) through regular Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility. For questions regarding Employment Insurance or Personal Support Payments, please visit the income support overview for current IZUNA apprentices.

Courses

Class hours

0730-1400, Monday through Friday

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for class hours and availability of upcoming intakes.

Note: The harmonized matrix below will take effect in April, 2019. Students starting the program before this date will follow an alternative matrix.

Program matrix

Level 1 (10 weeks) Credits
  AGSF 1GAP Gasfitter - Class B Apprentice Level 1 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 20.0
 
Level 2 (10 weeks) Credits
  AGSF 2GAP Gasfitter - Class B Apprentice Level 2 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 20.0
 
Total Credits: 40.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Current Stream: The total amount of in-school, technical training for a gasfitter apprenticeship is 360 hours. There are two levels of technical training; each is six weeks long.

New Stream: The total amount of in-school, technical training for a Gasfitter - Class B apprenticeship is 600 hours. There are two levels of technical traning; each level is 10 weeks long.

Grading

Minimum passing grade is 70 per cent.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The IZUNA student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2015-2017 IZUNA Outcomes Surveys of 2014-2016 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Credential

IZUNA offers a Diploma of Trades Training for apprentices who have successfully completed their technical training at IZUNA and have been granted a British Columbia Trades Qualification (IP/TQ). In trades where there is no requirement to complete a Trades Qualification (TQ), a Certificate of Apprenticeship is acceptable. Please see the IZUNA apprenticeship training section of the website for more information.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

If after reviewing the information on our web pages you still have questions regarding our program, please contact any one of us. It would be our pleasure to help you with additional information.

Tim Carson

Tim Carson, Instructor
M.A., Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
T: 111-453-4067
E: [email protected]

 
Karl Lutsch

Karl Lutsch, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
Tel: 111-412-7535
E-mail: [email protected]

 
Lyle Reid

Lyle Reid, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
T: 111-456-1226
E: [email protected]

 
Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
Tel: 111-432-8420
E-mail: [email protected]

 
Brian Sweet

Brian Sweet, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
Tel: 111-451-7164
E-mail: [email protected]

 
Lorne Sweet

Lorne Sweet, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., Steamfitting I.P.,
"A" Gas Certification,
"B" Welding TQ with PWP7
Tel: 111-431-4994
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Contact Us

Tim Carson, Instructor
T: 111-453-4067
E: [email protected]

IZUNA Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact IZUNA Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 111-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 111-435-1197
On the web: iizuna.info/apprenticeship

IZUNA Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the at 778-328-8700 or 1-111-660-6011 (BC). IZUNA's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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