Roofers are tradespeople who enjoy working with their hands in a unique environment. They don’t shy away from heights or hard work, and they take great satisfaction in doing precise and important work

As a Roofer, you’ll install, repair and replace flat roofs and shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on all types of buildings.  

You’ll demonstrate your hands-on and precise work method as you prepare roofs and conduct repairs and installation. Whether working with a team or independently, you’ll use your skills to plan site layouts and see your efforts unfold in a finished product. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to install and repair single-ply roofing systems, shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles 
  • How to install sheet metal flashings  
  • How to install, repair or replace roofing systems 
  • How to apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces 
  • How to set up scaffolding 
  • How to estimate materials required and quote costs 

Key Job Skills

  • Dexterity 
  • Specialized tool use 
  • Materials estimating and ordering 
  • Roofing replacement preparation 
  • Roofing system installation  

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 15 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
4950 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $35.00

Program Updates

Program Information 

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In effect starting September 1, 2022

Exam Information

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  • To be implemented


March 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2020 Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)) A Comparative Analysis detailing changes between the 2012 National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and 2020 RSOS can be found here.


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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.


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