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Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They are employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, by plumbing contractors, or they may be self-employed.
- Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine layout of plumbing system, water supply network and waste and drainage systems
- Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial plumbing fixtures and systems
- Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors
- Cut opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
- Measure, cut, bend and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines
- Join pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement or soldering, brazing and welding equipment
- Test pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
- May prepare cost estimates.
Outlook & Prospects for Plumbers in Prince Edward Island
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(3 of 3 stars)||2012-03-06|
Employment prospects for plumbers are expected to be good in 2012-2013.
Experienced journeyman plumbers have the best opportunity for finding work on PEI. Apprentices may have more difficulty in their job search as some employers cannot add any more due to the ratio of journeymen to apprentices that is required.
Employment prospects will be affected by the level of construction activity in the province. While public spending on construction has been reduced for 2012, it is expected that private spending and workers leaving the industry for retirement will keep employment relatively stable over the next year.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- A mini-mall is planned for Summerside on Granville Street. The mall is located on a property formerly owned by Holland College and will open in July of next year.
- The Governement of Canada, through ACOA, has announced funding for upgrades to the Summerside fire department, Summerside Credit Union Place, and Laurinda Park in Wellington.
- The City of Charlottetown has awarded two contracts worth $100,000 for upgrades to Confederation Landing Park. Red Oak Landscaping will do brick-paving work and OMD Construction will replace two gazebo roofs.
- Housing starts are down almost 50% from 2012 numbers. The residential construction industry and the provincial government have mentioned the introduction of the HST, the high rental vacancies and tight borrowing rules as some factors explaining the drop.
- The city of Charlottetown has approved initial engineering work on a multi-million dollar water supply project in Miltonvale. The project is funded at both the federal and provincial levels and will be carried out in phases.
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements in Alberton, Tignish, and Ellerslie
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