Floor Covering Installers (448A) install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Floor Covering Installer Job Related Skills:
  • resilient tile
  • resilient sheet goods
  • carpets
  • solid wood and laminate floating floors
  • gluing down carpets and tiles

Flooring Apprenticeship Requirements:
To become a Floor Covering Installer, a grade 10 education is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades.  Completion of a 6,000 hour apprenticeship will include a combination of on-the-job work experience and complete two mandatory eight week blocks of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification

How to obtain a Certificate of Qualification in Floor Covering:
Once apprentices have completed the required schooling and work experience, they may write the Floor Covering Certificate of Qualification examination through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. A provincial C of Q and inter-provincial or Red Seal certificate will be granted to those scoring over 70%.

How to Apply for a Floor Covering Apprenticeship at Local 18
If you think you are interested in starting an exciting career as a Floor Covering Installer through our Apprenticeship program, please complete the Membership Application and drop off your completed application package, with all supporting documents, in person at either our Hamilton or Niagara office, which ever location is most convenient. Should you be unable to visit us, please submit your completed application package online, with all supporting documents, as well as proof of current mailing address that you reside within the Hamilton/Niagara area, to [email protected]. *Please note that incomplete application packages unfortunately will not be accepted – ensure you have included all required documents.