Skilled Trades Blog

Becoming A Gas Appliance Repair Technician With Your G3

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 29, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Having your Gas Technician license opens up a number of doors for you in the workplace. We've been highlighting some of the careers you can get once you have finished your Ontario skilled trades training, and once of those options is a gas appliance repair technician. Let's look at a quick introduction to what you'll be doing as a gas appliance repair technician and some key takeaways from your Gas Technician training that will help you succeed once you get to the workplace.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician

Some Tips For Job Hunting With Your G3 License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 25, 2017 12:03:50 PM

So, you've finished up your gas technician training and obtained your G3. If you're ready to take on the workforce with this license, you may be nervous about starting the job hunt in the skilled trades. Whether this is your first time career hunting or a change in industry for you, we can help make this process less stressful. Today we're outlining some tips to help you once you've completed your G3 course so that you can make the transition from class to work place easily.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician

Where does my career go after getting my G3 and G2?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 9, 2017 11:28:34 AM

The first thing to do once you complete both your Gas Technician 3 and Gas Technician 2 certifications is to take a minute to congratulate yourself. You worked hard, passed your exams, and are ready to take on the workforce. But you're probably wondering how you actually go about taking on the workforce.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities

Is Becoming A Gas Technician Right For Me?

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 2, 2017 4:53:03 PM

If you are looking for a career in the skilled trades and are considering taking a course to get your Gas Technician license, there are some questions you should ask yourself before you decide to take this step.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Are you Ready for a Job in the Skilled Trades?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Mar 22, 2017 12:03:12 PM

Before you jump into going back to school for a skilled trades education and begin a new career in the HVAC industry in Ontario, you need to consider whether you’re ready to take on this new and exciting journey. Just like any career, there are things you need to be prepared for when you enter into the workplace, but these job ready skills take on a whole new meaning when you go into the skilled trades industry.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers

Gas Appliances you'll work on when you get your Gas Technician License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 13, 2017 4:43:15 PM

Making the decision to return to school and gain a skilled trades education is an exciting decision, but it can also be an intimidating decision. This industry can be hard to understand from the outside, especially something that you may not have much experience in, like gas fitting.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers

Robots Beware: Gas Techs are Here to Stay

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 17, 2016 5:03:39 PM

In an age where technology is taking over the world, we're seeing jobs getting lost to automation everywhere. That's right, I'm talking about robots.

So, while you are considering a new career, you want to find a job that will last. I'm not surprised that people are starting to ask, "Can tradespeople be replaced by machines?" And when you see stats that predict that machines will be capable doing almost any job a human can by 2045, it's not unreasonable to wonder.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers

Demand for Energy + Labour Shortage = Oil and Gas Jobs

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 22, 2015 1:48:13 PM

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The oil and gas industry employs around 500,000 Canadians, and that number is predicted to increase over the next five to ten years as energy demands increase and baby boomers retire. With Canada having the second largest oil reserve in the world after Saudi Arabia, our country is expected to play an important role to meet the global demands for energy, with demand expected to rise by 50% between now and 2030. And a bigger demand means more oil and gas jobs.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities

Do I Really Need a License to be a Gas Fitter?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 29, 2015 1:29:56 PM

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If you are thinking of pursuing skilled trades jobs in Ontario, it's important you understand everything that is required to become licensed in that particular trade. Each province in Canada has its own licensing requirements for specific skilled trades and its own governing authorities that oversee and enforce these requirements. In Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority is governing body when it comes to skilled trades licensing.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician, Ontario College of Trades, TSSA

Career Close-Up: Air Conditioning Repair Tech

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 23, 2015 11:25:07 AM

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Once you successfully complete your gas technician training and certification, your career  options are practically limitless. Your Gas Technician license opens doors to skilled trades career  opportunities that you may not have even considered before. In our Career Close-Up series, we'll  explore the industry jobs you can choose from to help you prepare for the career you want!

 

Air Conditioning Repair Tech

Once you have you gas technician license, it is natural to move into the HVAC industry, which means learning the ropes as an air conditioning repair technician. Sometimes called HVACR techs, they are responsibile for installing, maintaining and repairing ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. These people work in industrial, residential and commercial spaces.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities, Air Conditioning technician, Air Conditioning