Ian Cornwall
Eric Bradbury
Lewis Martin
Shawn Fischer


Please Note:  Plumbing programs will be delivered in class through PVC’s Online Portal.

Please bring your own portable device (Laptop, Tablet or IPad. Android, iOS, Windows fully supported) and if you do not have one, a tablet will be provided for use in class. If you require printed materials you will have the opportunity to print on your own.


A plumber does the following:

  • Plans, designs, installs and services many different types of piping systems.
  • Installs plumbing water supply, drainage and fixtures, hot water heating systems, natural gas and propane systems.
  • Blueprint reading, drafting and sketching.
  • Works with pipe – brass, copper, steel, cast iron, aluminum and many different plastics.
  • Works with valves, controls, fittings.
  • Measures, cuts, threads, solders, braze welds, clamps, bends, glues, crimps and generally fastens, assembles and installs.
  • Renovate, maintain and repair existing piping systems.
  • A plumber must be intelligent, able to make decisions and be productive.
  • Must be physically fit and agile.


  • Available in Burnaby

Excellent plumbers make in excess of $27.00 per hour plus benefits on average.

The following is the price breakdown for levels one through four:

Note: Plumbing level 2 fees will increase starting April 2020 with Harmonization.

Level Fees Amount
Level 1 Tuition Fee $800
(6 weeks) Registration Fee (non-refundable) $250
Total $1050
Level 2 Tuition Fee $950
(7 weeks) Registration Fee (non-refundable) $250
National Plumbing Code $60
CSA B149.1 Gas Code $240
Total $1500
Level 3 CCC Exam Fee (Payable to BCWWA approximately $130)
(5 weeks) Tuition Fee $650
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $250
Cross Connection Control Manual $95
CSA B149.1 Gas Code $240
Total $1235
Level 4 Gas “B” Exam Fee (Payable to Technical Safety approx $300)
(7 weeks) Tuition Fee $950
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $250
Total $1200



We constantly strive to provide the most flexible and accessible training through creative training solutions.


PVC is committed to employers and apprentices to ensure that no one is left behind and that everyone has a voice in apprenticeship.


In the ever changing landscape of technology, PVC strives to be a leader with training delivery through our use of available systems. This creates a flourishing learning environment for our apprentices to succeed.


Respect, understanding, and perspective are tools we use to foster a loyal relationship with our apprentices and employers.

Mailing Address

Pacific Vocational College
4064 McConnell Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 3A8


Phone: 604.421.5255
Fax: 604.421.7445