Sheet Metal

Our sheet metal workers are amongst the highest paid in our industry. Our workers receive a high rate of pay because they are highly skilled and are continuously trained in this evolving industry.

Hourly work

  • Our total package ranges from $33.91, for a first year apprentice, to $80.45 for a foreperson.

Piece work/Incentive based program

Our piece work/incentive based program gives our workers a potential to earn a higher rate of pay which would allow them to exceed the hourly rate.


  • Supply air – Standard stack: $29.21 per stack
  • Return Air – 1st Floor: $19.62 per return air
    • 2nd Floor: $30.97 per return air
  • Garage stacks : $37.09 per stack
  • Over 9ft ceiling – 10% of total rough-in

Basement rates

  • Supply and return air runs up to 6″: $26.08 per run
  • Supply and return air runs 7″-10″: $39.12
  • Furnace setup: $103.00
  • Custom run rate: $28.74 per run
  • Basements having a height over 9ft pays a premium rate: $32.38 per run

For more information please contact Local 285

Toronto: 416-630-1160

Toll free: 1-888-630-0285

Ottawa: 613-729-0830

Fax: 416-630-2846

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