Plumbers & Pipefitters

Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project

Plumbers and Pipefitters are required on the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project.

Below you’ll find what certifications and other requirements are needed for this trade on this project. Requirements can change from one project to the next, so be sure to read the trade profile (this page) for the project you’re hoping to work on.

If you’ve got questions, we’re here to help. Just email or call 1-888-567-2242.


Working conditions and other requirements:

  • Extended shift hours in changing weather conditions.
  • Busy, noisy, and dusty environments on dynamic terrains with multiple trades working together.
  • Frequently alternating between standing, kneeling, and lifting positions in elevated or cramped spaces.
  • Personal Protective Equipment will be required (e.g., steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.)
  • Construction jobs may require workers to be in good physical condition with the ability to lift heavy weight.
  • Must have good observational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have a good understanding and the ability to follow safe work procedures.


Experience, qualifications, and certifications:

  • Valid Red Seal, Journeyperson or Apprentice Plumber Certification (BC licensed) and completion of Foundation Training is considered an asset.
  • BC Class B or Class A Gas Fitter Certification (classroom instruction) is required for Gas Fitter position.
  • Fall Protection / Fall Arrest certification required.
  • Experience working in heavy civil construction considered an asset.
  • Scissor Lift, Aeriel/Elevating Work Platform, OFA level 1 Certification considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures CSTS-09.
  • Valid Class 5 Drives License considered an asset.
  • SiteReadyBC including WHMIS required (details will be provided by BCIB upon employment).