Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Master Plumber?
What is an Apprentice Plumber?
Plumber is a trade regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. Qualified individuals may obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the
skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards of practice for the trade.
In order to complete an apprenticeship training program in the trade, individuals must become members of the Ontario College of Trades (the College), and apprentices must remain active members for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Upon completing an apprenticeship, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) will issue an individual a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Upon passing the trade’s certification examination and meeting the College’s registration requirements, the individual may apply to become certified and registered as a journeyperson in the trade.
Plumber is classified as a compulsory trade, which means that individuals working in the trade are required by law to be members of the College.
In Ontario, the trade is part of the Interprovincial Red Seal Program—the national standard for the trade across Canada: www.red-seal.ca.
An apprenticeship training program consists of on-the-job and in-school training. The program duration set in regulations for the trade of Plumber is 9,000 hours (approximately five years) consisting of 8,280 hours of on-the-job work experience and 720 hours of in-school training.
Where do you provide plumbing services?
Some of our customers in York Region have asked us to work on their cottages as well. So now we travel to cottage country!
How quickly can you fix my leaky toilet?
How often should I clean the shower drain?
Do not use drain cleaners! You have to open up the drain and manually clean it out. If you don’t want to do that, give us a call. We’ll take care of all the drains in the house!
Why don't you quote flat rates for your services?
Can you install an instant hot water tap in my kitchen?
My parents are getting older but want to stay in their home. How can we help them stay?
What is the most expensive toilet in the world?
Call the dedicated team from Bob's Plumbing Service today.
Whether you need a minor plumbing repair or a custom home build, give us a call at 905-727-3210 or use our online form.