Floor Covering Installer (448A)
Floor Covering Installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
Job Related Skills
- Resilient tile
- Resilient sheet goods
- Solid wood and laminate floating floors
- Gluing down carpets and tiles
To become a Floor Covering Installer, a grade 10 education is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that the minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. The Carpenters Local 1669 recommends grade 12 Math and grade 12 English coupled with a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprentices having these assets have demonstrated increased apprenticeships completions and Red Seal examination success. Completion of a 6,000-hour Apprenticeship includes a combination of on-the-job work experience and complete two mandatory eight (8) week blocks of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.
How to obtain a Certificate of Qualification
Once apprentices have completed the required schooling and work experience, they may write the Floor Covering Certificate of Qualification examination through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. To be successful and achieve the “Red Seal” certification and individual must score a minimum of 70%.
How To Apply
If you are interested in starting an exciting career as a Floor Covering Installer through our apprenticeship program, please complete the Membership Application 2017.pdf and drop off your completed application package, with all supporting documents, in person to the Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre located at 1306 Capital Way, Innova Park. *Please note that incomplete applications unfortunately will note be accepted – ensure you have includes all required documents.