In Prince Edward Island many trades require a Certification of Qualification (C of Q), including plumbers and electricians who do work for kitchen and bathroom remodeling. However many institutions require completing an Interprovincial Standards Program denoting that a tradesperson is qualified to work in other provinces of the country. The “Red Seal” also denotes that the person in question has many years’ service in the trade in question. This is available at the Sullivan building in Charlottetown, PEI
Persons performing an electrician job in Prince Edward Island must hold a Certification of Qualification or be a Registered Apprentice. They work on residential, commercial and industrial projects both during and after the construction of a building. In addition they maintain these systems, especially in a building or institution. A supervising electrician for an electrician apprentice must hold a license from the PEI government.
In most cases a journeyman electrician is called upon when a homeowner or commercial enterprise is planning and addition to the homes or business and therefore the service. This might entail an expansion of services and an increase in the size of the panel. A kitchen and bathroom remodel would require a larger draw of electricity, especially with the new types of lighting and the increase in the amount of appliances. For example, the new spas, although more energy-efficient, have more jets requiring larger motors.
Persons who want to be plumbers must hold a Certification of Qualification or be a Registered Apprentice to work in this trade. Plumbers install pipes as well as repair, maintain and repair water and drainage systems. Any room where there is water service, this will usually require the services of a plumber. This includes kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects where a plumber is one of the integral designers and installers of equipment.
To be a supervising plumber in Prince Edward Island requires that he or she have license issued by the PEI government. How to get a plumbers license is on the government website. By writing an Interprovincial Standards Examination plumbers may obtain a "Red Seal" endorsement on their C of Q. This will the plumber to work in other provinces.
Persons desiring to be employed as a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic must be eligible for a Certification of Qualification or be a Registered Apprentice. Refrigeration and air conditioning work encompasses any type of primary or secondary systems but not the duct work and sheet metal items associated with the system. The work of a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic is to install, maintain, repair and rebuild residential, industrial and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems as well as their designated components.
In Prince Edward Island a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic can installing heating and cooling units as appliances and accessories designed for natural or propane gas that do not exceed 400,000 btuh (117 kW) input. This includes compressors, evaporators, motors, refrigerant piping, condensers and all types of refrigeration equipment. In addition they can recover and recycle, or reuse, ozone-depleting substances such as freon.
In PEI a sheet metal workers to learn the following skills:
There is also an opportunity to write an Interprovincial Standards Examination where the worker may obtain a “Red Seal” endorsement on his or her Certificate of Qualification. This allows Sheet Metal Workers from P.E.I. to go work in other areas of the country.
Although a C of Q is not required for roofers at present the PEI government requires that any person wanting trade certification must have 2 to 3 years of experience as an apprentice. This also includes the ability to get a business license as a roofer.
Gas fitters in PEI are encouraged to get a license but this is not a prerequisite. However, the completion of a two or three-year gas fitter apprenticeship program plus several years of work experience in the pipefitting trade is required In addition, companies will not hire a gas fitter without an industry gas fitter program certification.