Apprentice Residential Building Maintenance Worker

  • Full Time
LENGTH: 6 months or less
CAMPUS: Fort St. James - Vanderhoof
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • In Class
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


As a Residential Building Maintenance Worker, you’ll enjoy a dynamic and engaging role.  

You’re very resourceful, using a broad range of knowledge and skills to repair, maintain, install and remove a range of components and systems. This could include fixing electrical appliances, removing a troublesome plumbing fixture—and more, making you an essential handy person who can do a bit of everything.


With a certification in Residential Building Maintenance Worker, you will become skilled in maintaining all aspects of residential, simple commercial, institutional, and mixed-use buildings.

What You'll Learn

  • How to perform all duties in accordance with building codes and bylaws 
  • How to maintain or repair piping and plumbing fixtures, as well as electrical appliances, outlets and accessories 
  • How to lay out, measure, cut and assemble wood 
  • How to maintain and place concrete products  
  • How to maintain, repair and remove gutters, flashing, roofing systems, insulation, tiles, carpet, Gyproc walls, and more 

Key Job Skills

  • Communication and coordination  
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Hand and power tool use 
  • Construction, plumbing and electrical techniques 
  • Knowledge of bylaws and building codes 

Apprentice Residential Building Maintenance Worker Courses

Description coming soon

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

Visit Trades Training BC for the most up to date apprenticeship schedules.

Spring 2024 Vanderhoof In Class Level 1
Jan 8 - Mar 1
Fall 2024 Vanderhoof In Class 7 weeks
Fall 2024 Fort St. James In Class Sept 23 - Nov 15

Entry Requirements

View the SkilledTradesBC entry for more information.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.


Hands-On Learning
Gain 4500 hours of work-based training with this apprenticeship.
Technical Training
Ladder your training from level 1 to levels 2 and 3. You'll receive a combined 24 weeks of technical training over 3 years.
Employer Approved
With recognition from Skilled Trades BC.