Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install and service residential, commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration units and systems. They lay out reference points for installation, assemble and install components, install wiring to connect components to an electric power supply, and calibrate related controls.

NOC: 7313

Designation Year: 1964

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (NB), Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (ON), Refrigeration Mechanic (QC), Refrigeration System (QC), Refrigeration System - Class 1 (QC)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

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Sample Questions

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Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

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