Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade

Trade Code 255W
NOC 6663


  • Operate and maintain hand and power tools and equipment as well as lifting devices and material handling equipment
  • Check and inspect fire safety equipment
  • Inspect and maintain electrical systems, air conditioning systems, plumbing, water treatment systems, domestic appliances and laundry systems
  • Inspect, maintain and troubleshoot heating equipment, ventilation systems and building (interior and exterior) envelope
  • Perform ground maintenance

Personal Qualities

  • You may be required to work in cramped areas or on ladders
  • You are willing to work outside part of the time
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You like doing maintenance duties
  • You are extremely safety conscious
  • Review the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required srv108.services.gc.ca/english/profiles/79.shtml

Career Opportunities

  • Journeypersons work for small, medium and large companies in the industrial, commercial, institutional or residential sectors or indirectly for those companies through contractors

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 5,520 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 6,000 hours of on the job experience but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Trade Related Programs

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques – HVAC
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7
905-721-3300 www.durhamcollege.ca

Apprenticeship Training

Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7 www.durhamcollege.ca

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices progress along an individual company’s wage scale at a rate determined by the company
  • Wages 1 range from $10.30 to $24.90 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is expected to grow slower than the average for all occupations through the year 2009 2

Financial Incentives

  • Employers who employ first, second and third year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
  • Apprentices may be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tools Tax Deduction