Red Seal & Compulsory Certified

Sprinkler fitters install, repair, maintain and test various fire protection systems. As part of their work, they may be required to weld, solder and connect piping systems to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment. They must read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and fire codes to ensure compliance to installation requirements.

You have strong reading and math skills.

You have strength and stamina.

You are comfortable working at heights.


  • Read and interpret work specifications and fire codes.
  • Inspect, maintain and repair piping, fixtures and controls including hydrant, pump and sprinkler head connections.
  • Install valves, alarms and associated equipment.
  • Connect piping systems to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment.
  • Test systems for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment.
  • Service and repair sprinkler systems.
  • May prepare cost estimates for clients.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes.
  • Strength and stamina.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work at heights.

Entering the Trade

  • Is there a training pathway for this trade?: Yes
  • Number of Levels: 3
  • Total Required Apprenticeship Hours: 7,200
  • Total Hours Required to Challenge Exam as a Trade Qualifier: 10,800

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Hourly Pay


*Based on 2023 collective agreement Journeyperson hourly rate

Projected Construction Worker Retirements

~6,500 by 2032*

*BuildForce Canada 10-Year Workforce Outlook for NB

Did You Know?

Sprinkler fitters can install equipment during all phases of construction and during renovation or upgrading of existing structures. They also frequently work on the same site more than once.