Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7313  ·  Browse All Occupations

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems. They are employed by heating, refrigeration and air conditioning installation contractors, various industrial settings, food wholesalers, engineering firms and retail and servicing establishments. Transport refrigeration mechanics are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Conditioning And Heating Mechanic
  • Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Apprentice Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Central Air Conditioner Installer
  • Central Air Conditioner Repairer
  • Central Air Conditioning Installer
  • Central Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Central Air Conditioning Repairer
  • Central Air Conditioning Servicer
  • Commercial Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Commercial Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Heating And Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Heating And Cooling Mechanic
  • Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic
  • Hydronics Technician
  • Journeyman/woman Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic (non-construction)
  • Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic Apprentice
  • Refrigeration And Mechanical Technician
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Refrigeration Mechanic Apprentice
  • Refrigeration System Installer
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Transport Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Transport Refrigeration Technician
  • Central Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Commercial Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Heating And Cooling Mechanic
  • Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic
  • Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Mechanic Apprentice
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Transport Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Journeyman Refrigeration Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • HVAC
  • Refrigeration Tech

Requried Skills for Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

  • Agriculture
  • Air Quality
  • Attention to Detail
  • Automation
  • Boilers
  • Building Automation
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Building Codes
  • Building Management
  • Building Management Systems
  • Carpentry
  • Cleanliness
  • Cooling Systems
  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Data Collection
  • Diagnostic Skills
  • Drawing
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Emergency Repair
  • Fabrication
  • Facility Operations
  • Furnaces
  • Gmail
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Infrastructure
  • Installation
  • Instrumentation
  • Interpersonal
  • Landscaping
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Management
  • Management Systems
  • Material Handling
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mentorship
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • MIDI
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Operations
  • Operator Certification
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Plumbing
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Equipment
  • Professionalism
  • Property Management
  • Punctual
  • Refrigerant
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Reliability
  • Research
  • Results Focused
  • Safety Standards
  • Sales
  • Service Management
  • Sheet Metal
  • Soldering
  • Spreadsheets
  • System Monitoring
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Assistance
  • Technical Drawing
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Training
  • Time Management
  • Trimming
  • Unloading
  • Ventilation
  • Water Purification
  • Water Treatment
  • Welding
  • Work Independently
  • Workmanship
  • Writing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.

Gender Median Income
Male $58,132
Female $54,972
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (4 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.

$56,550.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$56,550.00
25th Percentile
$73,387.50
Average
$58,500.00
Median
$58,500.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 90
35 to 44 years 75
45 to 54 years 35
55 to 64 years 45
65 to 74 years 15
75 years and over 0
Total 285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 90
Part Time 185
Total 275
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 265
Female 0
Total 270
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 250
Self Employed 30
Total 280
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 275
Unemployed 0
Total 285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 90
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 160
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 270
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

  • Agriculture
  • Air Quality
  • Attention to Detail
  • Automation
  • Boilers
  • Building Automation
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Building Codes
  • Building Management
  • Building Management Systems
  • Carpentry
  • Cleanliness
  • Cooling Systems
  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Data Collection
  • Diagnostic Skills
  • Drawing
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Emergency Repair
  • Fabrication
  • Facility Operations
  • Furnaces
  • Gmail
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Infrastructure
  • Installation
  • Instrumentation
  • Interpersonal
  • Landscaping
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Management
  • Management Systems
  • Material Handling
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mentorship
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • MIDI
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Operations
  • Operator Certification
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Plumbing
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Equipment
  • Professionalism
  • Property Management
  • Punctual
  • Refrigerant
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Reliability
  • Research
  • Results Focused
  • Safety Standards
  • Sales
  • Service Management
  • Sheet Metal
  • Soldering
  • Spreadsheets
  • System Monitoring
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Assistance
  • Technical Drawing
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Training
  • Time Management
  • Trimming
  • Unloading
  • Ventilation
  • Water Purification
  • Water Treatment
  • Welding
  • Work Independently
  • Workmanship
  • Writing

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