Introduction To Pipe Insulator


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Program Description

As the construction industry continues to expand, the opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to be gainfully employed in the Trades continues to increase. There is a significant need for the specialty trade of pipe insulator, especially in heavy industry settings.

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience required to improve their employability as pipe insulators. Through a combination of hands-on training and experience working with different systems, students will learn safety requirements of construction sites, safe use of tools and equipment, trade terminology, and work procedures related to pipe insulating. Safety training will include personal safety, occupational health and safety regulations, and job site safety.


Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 10 with Math 10
  • Must be registered with the SIIT Career Centre

Industry Requirements

  • Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility
  • May also be required to work at heights and in all weather conditions

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Eligible students can expect to pay little to no tuition or fees to participate in this program. Career Centre staff will assess your eligibility for funding when you apply.

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method

In this six-week program (180 hours), students can expect a combination of in-class theory (35%) and practical training experience (65%).

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate. For students enrolled in the Introduction to Pipe Insulator program, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required to graduate.

If you have been approved for funding, you must maintain the attendance required by your sponsoring agency to remain eligible to receive payment.

Graduation Requirements and Credential

You must maintain an attendance of 90% or more to graduate. The assessment method for this program is a combination of general performance, tests, and project work. The overall pass mark is 50%. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon graduation.

Career Path

Graduates of this program can expect to find entry level employment opportunities with both unionized and non-union contractors throughout Saskatchewan. For assistance finding employment,
please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

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