YOU CAN BECOME A ROOFER!
SRCA Roofers are employed by roofing companies to install, repair and replace roofs. The Roofing Industry is a key part of new commercial buildings, renovations and commercial construction sectors.
SRCA Roofers work a standard work week and work steadily throughout the year. As with many careers in construction, there are peak periods that will require you to work overtime. The number of additional hours you work each week will depend on the construction sector and region you work in and will vary from one job to the next.
As a roofer, you will work mostly outdoors, and with a crew of other trained construction professionals.
Safety is our top priority. SRCA Roofers are trained to work safely and wear special equipment like safety harnesses to protect themselves from injury.
Apprenticeship is a great way of starting out in the construction industry. It involves both studies and on-the job training under the supervision of a certified roofer, called a journeyperson.
As an apprentice, you earn while you learn and are paid by the hour while working on the job site.
Becoming an Apprentice
Requirements for roofer apprenticeship programs vary across Canada. In Saskatchewan must have a Grade 10 education, or equivalent, to enter a roofer apprenticeship program.
Roofer certification is available and recommended but is also voluntary. To be certified as a roofer, you usually need to complete a four-year apprenticeship program consisting of on-the-job training, on-line courses and a final Red Seal examination. Once you successfully complete the on-the-job training, technical training and examinations required by the program, you are awarded a journeyperson certificate.
Joining the Roofing industry opens plenty of opportunities.
- Roofing Contractors
- Business Owners
- Project Manager
- Superintendents Suppliers
- Roofing Consultants