Craft Trade Divisions – Commercial Roofing
Commercial Roofing members have special skills and methods in roofing, cladding and waterproofing under normal and extreme weather conditions. Our roofing members have a reputation for putting roofs over the biggest and most challenging projects to keep people safe, warm and dry. The work involves flat roof inspection, maintenance, replacement, new roofing & cladding, and total roof management. The roofs can be built-up asphalt and gravel roofing, modified bitumen (torch-on) roof membranes and waterproofing, EPDM (rubber) single ply roof membranes and types of sheet metal flashings including custom and ornamental work.
Interested in a career as a Commercial Roofer?
Commercial roofing is an apprenticed trade involved in the installation and repair of flat roofs. Roofers use various materials to create suitable roofing systems, including green, solar, daylighting, built-up and single-ply membrane. Good balance, no fear of heights, and willingness to work outdoors in all kinds of weather are required. The apprenticeship is 3 years, 3 levels; 80% practical on-the-job training, as well as 20% theoretical and technical in-school training. Training can begin in high school through the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) or after high school with a minimum of grade 10 (grade 12 or equivalent recommended). Training includes trade related math, safety procedures, operation of power machine/hand tools and blueprint reading/layout. Once training is satisfactorily completed you are a "Red Seal Journeyperson" with a Certificate of Qualification in the trade of Roofer nationwide.