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Insulation Jobs in BC

If you are interested in union insulator jobs, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn about insulation training and what types of insulation jobs are available through the Carpenter’s Union.

What is Insulation Work?

Insulation involves the removal, repair, and installation or application of both thermal and acoustic insulation in a variety of settings, including both the industrial and residential sectors. Insulators are trained to work with a range of different materials that create barriers to heat and cold, moisture, sound, or electricity, including fibreglass, Styrofoam, mineral wool, calcium silicate, and more.

Types of Insulation Jobs Available Through Our Union

Members of our union primarily perform two types of insulation work:

Mechanical Insulation

Mechanical insulation jobs involve applying insulation to any type of mechanical equipment, including HVAC systems, pipes, plumbing, tanks, and more. We have insulation jobs available in pulp mills, industrial boilers, and at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, BC.

Marine Vessel Insulation

Many of our union insulator jobs involve the application and repairing of insulation on naval vessels such as coast guard ships. This specialized type of mechanical insulation work involves insulating hull boards, pipes, etc., to keep water (including condensation) away from living spaces and electronics.

Insulator Training in BC

Because insulator (heat and frost) is a Red Seal trade, you can become a journeyperson insulator through a four-year apprenticeship program that has six weeks of technical training per year.

When you register your insulation apprenticeship with us, we indenture you as the sponsor of your apprenticeship, and we submit your hours to Skilled Trades BC (formerly the ITA). Our members perform a variety of impactful insulation work, from permafrost insulation in northern BC to ensure that pipes don’t freeze, to insulating the outer membrane of naval vessels that break ice in the arctic. We offer specialized marine vessel insulation courses at our state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot training facility in Delta, BC, to prepare insulators to work on naval ships.

Career Advancement Training for Insulators in BC

Beyond merely offering construction jobs, we foster construction careers, and part of how we do that is through our career-advancement training. In addition to safety training, equipment training, and specialized skills training, we offer programs at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas that take our members’ careers to the next level. Beginning in the third year of apprenticeship, members are offered courses to develop:

  • Leadership skills
  • Relationship management and conflict-resolution skills
  • Communication skills
  • Empathy skills
  • Self-awareness skills

…and more! 

These skills help you become a more effective insulator by enhancing your ability to integrate into a team, communicate effectively, and contribute to a healthy, productive job site culture. This not only reduces costly staff turnover but also helps contractors succeed and bid on more projects, thus providing more work for our members.

Join Us and Find Union Insulator Jobs in BC

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Have a look at our job board to get an idea of current insulation jobs in Vancouver and beyond available through our contractors.

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