Insulaters - Emploi d'avenir
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Apply insulation materials to walls, ceilings and floors as well as plumbing, air-handling, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems.

Being a clever and determined person, you’ll do an excellent job of preventing and reducing cold, noise and fire. The goal: ZERO heat loss.

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Insulators apply insulation materials to plumbing, air-handling, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, piping equipment and pressure vessels, and walls, floors and ceilings of buildings and other structures, to prevent or reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound or fire. They are employed by construction companies and insulation contractors, or they may be self-employed.


  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements and select type of insulation required
  • Measure and cut insulating material to required dimensions using hand and power tools
  • Apply and secure insulation using spraying, blowing, pasting, strapping, taping and other application and installation methods
  • Fit insulation around obstructions and between studs and joists
  • Install vapour barriers
  • Apply waterproofing cement over insulating materials to finish surfaces
  • Remove asbestos or urea-formaldehyde insulation from buildings when required.




          Description of the Calorifugeage program (French only)

          To register for Calorifugeage (French only)

          More information

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          This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

          • Capitale-Nationale
          • Chaudière-Appalaches
          • Laval
          • Grande région de Montréal

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