Sheet Metal Worker 

Architectural Sheet Metal Workers shape and install the metal that makes up the buildings around us. They are creative problem-solvers, supporting complex systems that keep things running smoothly. 

As an Architectural Sheet Metal Worker, you’ll get to build complex and satisfying systems that provide an essential function for the buildings around them.  

Working collaboratively with other tradespeople, you’ll find yourself on large commercial and industrial sites or residential areas, where you’ll mix mathematics, problem-solving and physical activity to complete each task.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to use tools, scaffolds, ladders and platforms 
  • How to use fasteners and sealants  
  • How to interpret drawings and specifications  
  • How to identify metals, support structures and building systems  
  • How to install and repair metal  

Key Job Skills

  • Math 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Welding and soldering 
  • Metal fabricating and installation 
  • Building system identification 


Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 18 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
4800 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $41.52

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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.