A journeyman roofer in Canada needs 3,600 hours in the field. With the heavy rainfall in British Columbia, a roofer must be very committed to working whenever possible to meet the 1,200 hours per year it takes to complete the required work-based requirement within 3 years.
In addition to the experiential requirements, three levels of trade school are required, approximately 4 weeks per level. Each level includes practical assignments and written level examination. An alternative to trade school involves challenging the ‘Red-Seal’ exam, after providing evidence of more than 5,400 hours of directly-related experience as a professional roofer.
Hiring a trade qualified (TQ) journeyman roofer is your assurance of quality workmanship. If you want the job done right the first time, an accredited roof professional is the the only way to go.