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Available at: Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0193
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0194
Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0195

The plumber program includes the in-school training of the Plumber Apprenticeship as defined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Plumber Apprenticeship program covers the theory and techniques needed to install industrial and residential plumbing, mainly in new buildings.

Apprentices are required to complete three levels of in-school training together with the required on-the-job or practical components of the trade (approximately 5 years/9000 hours). Upon successful completion of all the contract requirements, apprentices are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification exam for plumbing.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 




Current Grant Opportunities

This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. And, registered apprentices who have completed their training and become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit

Program Name


Program Code



Statement of Achievement (Basic,Intermediate) / College Certificate (Advanced)

Start Dates

See Additional Info

Program Duration

8-week blocks

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

The apprentice will be required to pay classroom and administrative fees.

Please contact the Skilled Trades Office 613-544-5400, ext. 1376 or toll-free 1-866-826-3338.

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2019-20

Basic (0193)
PLUM 1 Basic Plumbing Theory
PLUM 2 Basic Plumbing Shop
PLUM 3 Basic Weld Plumbing Apprentice
PLUM 80 Basic Math Plumber Apprentices
PLUM 1003 Basic Blueprint Read Plumbers

Intermediate (0194)
PLUM 11 Intermediate Plumbing Theory
PLUM 12 Intermediate Plumbing Shop
PLUM 13 Intermediate Welding for Plumbing Apprentices
PLUM 17 Intermediate Blueprint Reading for Plumbers
PLUM 81 Intermediate Math for Plumbing Apprentices

Advanced (0195)
PLUM 21 Advanced Plumbing Theory
PLUM 23 Advanced Welding for Plumbing Apprentices
PLUM 27 Advanced Blueprint Reading for Plumbers
PLUM 82 Advanced Math for Plumbing Apprentices

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    For all three levels of training the apprentice must be:

    • sponsored by an employer;
    • registered with the Ministry Advanced Education and Skills Development; 
    • registered with the Ontario College of Trades.


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable


    Joe Pelow, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2012
    Freelance Designer, Toronto

    Joe Pelow knew he wanted to get into graphic design, but when his first attempt at going to college didn’t work out, he took some time to work before trying again. “I worked retail for two years which really built up my motivation to want to go back to college for a second try,” Joe said.

    “When I was finally ready to go back to college, I chose SLC for two reasons. The first was that it was local and the second was because I had heard many great things about the program.”  After an engaging presentation by Professor Andrew McLachlan at his high school, Joe knew SLC would be the right choice.  “I think SLC should have been my first choice, but I thankfully made it there eventually.”

    According to Joe, the top three things about SLC’s Graphic Design Program are the professors, the evolving program, and the dedicated lab space.

    “I felt like my teachers really cared about my success in the program. As well, the program is evolving to meet the needs of industry, which means current students are being taught what they need to be a successful in a very competitive field. The lab space and equipment are current and up-to-date.”

    At SLC, Joe learned the important skill to critique his own work. “The biggest thing I learned was  what makes a design work, or not work, and I can assess my projects and make the necessary adjustment to make sure they work for the client.”

    Joe Pelow

    Program Contact

    Mike Roy

    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

    For START DATES contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship & Client Services.

    Contact your local office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities: 

    135 North Front St
    Belleville, Ontario, 
    K8P 3B5
    Tel: 613-968-5558 
    or 1-800-953-6885 
    Fax: 613-968-2364

    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,
    Cornwall, Ontario,
    K6H 1Y4
    Tel: 613-938-9702
    or 1-877-668-6604
    Fax: 613-938-6627 

    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,
    Kingston, Ontario,
    K7K 2B9
    Tel: 613-548-1151
    or 1-866-973-4043
    Fax: 613-548-4120


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