Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics

(NOC 7331)


  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in heating systems installation and repair is usually required for trade certification.
  • Oil heat system technician trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified oil heat system technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Degree Modifier


Useful Experience/Skills

Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Analyzing Information
Examining and Diagnosing
Inspecting and Testing
Processing Information
Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
Mechanics and Machinery
Public Safety and Security

Modified on January 26, 2022