(Heat & Frost)

Insulators are experts at handling, installing and removing insulation and other materials. They are precise and careful, as they work efficiently and safely to help protect and improve our buildings. 

As an Insulator, you’ll work with various types of insulating material. This will include reading and interpreting drawings, cutting and preparing the material, and installing it in a range of settings. 

Your role will require a collaborative mindset, as you work with others to complete tasks. You’ll also draw on your math skills and tactile nature as you place insulation into many locations.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to read and interpret drawings  
  • How to measure and cut insulation 
  • How to apply and secure insulation 
  • How to apply waterproofing and fireproofing 
  • How to remove asbestos and other materials from buildings 

Key Job Skills

  • Coordination  
  • Critical thinking and monitoring 
  • Health and safety  
  • Insulation installation and removal  
  • Hazardous materials handling and removal 

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. To view specific designation details for non-public approved training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 18 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
6660 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $41.00

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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.