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Insulators are Energy Conservation Specialists

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

The Heat and Frost Insulator program at IZUNA is your starting point to a challenging, fulfilling and monetarily rewarding career. Heat and frost insulators fabricate and install various types of insulations on pipe, steam systems, storage tanks, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration systems. In institutional and industrial applications, insulators install fire stop and fireproofing materials and soundproofing. They also fabricate and install weather vapour barrier jacketing, on piping systems and equipment.

Insulators are energy conservation specialists and skilled tradespeople. They are employed at industrial, institutional commercial and large residential construction sites. They work alone or in small crews and are often called upon to solve problems as they come up. As a result, they must be well-trained and experienced in all aspects of the trade.

The apprenticeship process requires time on the job and in the classroom. The apprentice must complete a four-year program including 5,920 workplace hours and 480 in-school hours of training, plus two at-home training packages.

Heat and Frost Insulator is a recognized by the Industry Training Authority of BC.

Program Entry

If you are registered with the Industry Training Authority, you can apply now to IZUNA's Apprenticeship Studies program. Read more about IZUNA's apprenticeship programs.

Entrance requirements

Note: Entrance Requirements are used as a guideline for success in this Apprenticeship program. They are recommended, not required.

* High school graduation is preferred

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

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

myCommunication

Within two weeks of submitting your training request, a letter will be mailed to your home address. This letter provides instruction on how to sign on to , your one stop shop for IZUNA apprentice communication. myIZUNA is where you will receive your training confirmation details.

Please see myCommunication for more information.

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 bring their CSA-approved steel-toed boots. 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

Each year in the program is a building block to the next. Here is what you can expect in each of the four years of your apprenticeship.

First Year

  • Fundamental Insulation Skills 1 - Basic Skills and Practices
  • Math 101- Problem Solving Techniques
  • Use And Care Of Tools
  • Fire Stop 503 - History, Selecting, and Installing Fire Stop Materials
  • CSTS Safety Training - WHMIS, OHS and ACSA Standards

Second Year

  • Fundamental Insulation Skills 2 - Equipment
  • Math 212 - Geometry
  • Vapour Barriers 501
  • Green Awareness Training in the Mechanical Insulation Industry - Introduction to USGBC and LEED

Third Year

  • Metal 311 / 312 - Jacketing
  • Basic Trigonometry 101
  • Labour History 501

Fourth Year

  • Arch 411 - Blueprints, Codes and Specifications
  • Removable Insulation 401 - Pads and Hardcovers
  • SPVN 411 - Effective Supervision

Class hours

0730-1400, Monday through Friday

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

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

The total amount of in-school training for a heat and frost insulator apprenticeship is 480 hours. There are four levels of training; each is four 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.

Contact Us

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.

Department Contact Information:

  • Ken Jakobsson, Heat and Frost Insulator IP
  • Todd Lewis, Heat and Frost insulator IP

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