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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||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 News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Charlottetown City Council announced that Birt & MacKay Backhoe Services Ltd has been awarded the $1.6M contract to build the airport roundabout by July 1 2013
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements to the community centre in St. Peter's
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements to the community centres in Tracadie, Stanhope, Brackley and North Shore
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements to the community centre in Linkletter
- Construction of a new $16M condominium project set to begin in Parkdale this year with occupancy available in 2014
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- The provincial government announced road and bridge projects estimated at $2.3M for 2013. An additional $5M in road work was announced earlier in the year.
- The provincial government and the residential construction sector council have created a video for high school students to promote working in trades on PEI
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