Sheet Metal Worker (Tinsmith) Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It contains 61 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials for your use during the examination are provided to you. They are: a pencil, a paper sheet, a scientific calculator and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill Content on Which Questions May Be Based


Section 1 - Installing Distribution, Exhaust and Recovery Networks (60%)

  • Fabricating parts :
    • Interpreting plans, specifications or fabrication sketches
    • Fabricating parts from plans, specifications or sketches
  • Preparing the work to be done :
    • Interpreting an installation plan
  • Installing ducts and devices :
    • Installing anchors and suspension system
    • Installing ducts
    • Connecting ducts
    • Installing devices
    • Installing accessories 

Section 2 - Installing Metal Cladding and Prefabricated Objects (30%)

  • Installing cladding on roofs :
    • Preparing the work to be done
    • Fabricating the parts and panels
    • Installing roof cladding
    • Welding parts to ancestral roofs
    • Sealing pre-painted steel roofs
  • Installing wall cladding :
    • Preparing the work to be done
    • Installing the cladding support system
    • Installing the finishing cladding
    • Installing various types of prefabricated metal objects

Section 3 - Installing Scaffolding and Using Lifting Equipment (10%)

  • Safely installing and using means of access :
    • Installing scaffolds
    • Safely using lifting equipment and scaffolds
  • Using lifting and handling equipment :
    • Slinging a piece
    • Lifting and moving a piece
    • Communicating using the hand signal code

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination.

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.

  • ASSOCIATION DES ENTREPRENEURS EN REVÊTEMENT MÉTALLIQUE DU QUÉBEC (AERMQ). Manuel technique, Sainte-Thérèse, AERMQ, 2015, 250 p. In French only.

  • LES PUBLICATIONS DU QUÉBEC. Gréage et levage: guide de sécurité (traduction, Marc Pelletier; collaboration Pierre Bouchard et al.; pour la Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), Québec, Publications du Québec, 2006, 174 p. (in French only)

  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO. Hoisting and Rigging Safety Manual, Etobicoke, Ont., CSAO, 2009, 168 p.

  • PENDER, James Angus. Welding, McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada, Montréal, 1968, 194 p.

  • COMMISSION SUR LES NORMES, L’ÉQUITÉ, LA SANTÉ ET LA SÉCURITÉ DU TRAVAIL. Collection Guide d’installation et d’utilisation, Échafaudages, CNESST. In French only.