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  NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers

To apply under NOC-7291 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Roofers and shinglers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Roofers and shinglers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install, repair or replace built-up roofing systems using materials such as asphalt saturated felts and hot asphalt and gravel
  • Install, repair or replace single-ply roofing system using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric or other asphaltic compositions
  • Install, repair or replace shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Install sheet metal flashings
  • Apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level
  • Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • May estimate materials required and quote costs.

Shinglers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install or replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Roofers and shinglers

NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers: example titles.

  • apprentice roofer
  • apprentice shingle roofer
  • asphalt roofer
  • asphalt shingle roofer
  • asphalt shingler
  • built-up flat roofer
  • built-up roofer
  • cedar shakes shingler
  • cedar shingler
  • composition roofer
  • flat roofer
  • gravel roofer
  • journeyman/woman roofer
  • mechanic, roofing
  • metal roofer
  • residential building shingler
  • residential steep roofer
  • roof tiler
  • roofer
  • roofer and waterproofer
  • roofer trainee
  • roofer, asphalt
  • roofer, asphalt and gravel
  • roofer, asphalt shingles
  • roofer, built-up flat
  • roofer, gravel
  • roofer, metal
  • roofer, shingles
  • roofer, wood shingle
  • roofing mechanic
  • shingle roofer
  • shingler
  • shingler trainee
  • shingler, asphalt
  • shingler, cedar
  • shingler, cedar shakes
  • shingler, wood
  • single-ply roofer
  • tar and gravel roofer
  • tar roofer
  • tile roofer
  • tiler, roofs
  • waterproofer and roofer
  • wood shingle roofer
  • wood shingler

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • For roofers, completion of a two- to three-year apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade are usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Roofing trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Trade certification for residential steep roofers is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified roofers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Shinglers require one to two years of on-the-job training.

Additional Information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


  • Supervisors of roofers and shinglers (in 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)

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