1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. Completion of a three to five year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in sheet metal working is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
3. Trade certification is compulsory in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
4. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified sheet metal workers.
5. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.