Agassiz Roofing – A Winnipeg Roofing Company
“Roofer” means a person who performs the following tasks of the trade to the standard indicated in the occupational analysis:
- Installs new roofs;
- Assesses, maintains, and replaces roofs;
- Applies built-up roofing components, membranes, shingles, roof tiles and preformed metal roofing; and
- Waterproofs and damp-proofs roofs and related surfaces.
Before the work begins, roofers may inspect existing roof systems and determine the extent and procedure for repair of the substrate or removal and replacement of roofing materials. Some roofers may be involved in the estimating of material and installation costs.
As part of the job preparation, roofers may set up scaffolding to provide safe access to the work area and may install fall protection systems. They also weatherproof, waterproof and damp-proof roofing surfaces, foundation walls, floor slabs and bridge decks. They install roofing accessories such as sheet metal flashings, roof vent flashings, anchor bolt flashings, drain inserts and clamps.
Roofers may be employed by roofing companies, general contractors or they may be self-employed. They may work on all types of roofs or may specialize in the flat or low sloped roofs of commercial and industrial buildings or on the steep sloped roofs found in most residential buildings.
The trade of roofer is a designated trade in Manitoba and the certification examination for the trade consists of a written interprovincial examination. Although not a compulsory trade, it is not required to be registered as an apprentice or a certified journeyperson to work in the trade in Manitoba.
Agassiz Roofing is proud to employ Journeymen Red Seal Roofers. We have professional installers and estimators that have gone through the training and testing to achieve the Red Seal status. This give our team the know-how in regards to every aspect of your roofing project and to make sure that it is done right.
In Manitoba, certified Journeyperson means a person who holds a Certificate of Qualification issued by Apprenticeship Manitoba or a Certificate of Qualification recognized under the Agreement of Internal Trade.
Trades in Canada
The skilled trades play an important role in our economy and our society. The trades touch almost every aspect of our lives from the homes we live in, to the cars we drive, to the food we eat. Approximately 1 in 5 employed Canadians work in the skilled trades in many sectors of the Canadian economy including construction, manufacturing, service and automotive.
In Canada, skilled trades-related training and certification are the responsibility of the provinces and territories (i.e. jurisdictions). The federal government also plays an important role, including providing a variety of supports to apprentices and employers.
The Red Seal Program was originally established to support the mobility of apprentices and skilled tradespeople across Canada. Over the years, the Red Seal has become a nationally-recognized standard for skilled trades workers in Canada.