FAQ

HVAC is an industry, not a license.

There are many different licenses people in the HVAC industry can hold. This includes:

  License Authority
H Heating Gas Technician or Oil Burner Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
V Ventilation Sheet Metal Mechanic Skilled Trades Ontario (STO)
AC Air Conditioning Residential AC Systems Mechanic 313D Skilled Trades Ontario (STO)
R Refrigeration Refrigeration and AC Systems Mechanic 313A Skilled Trades Ontario (STO)
  Other Plumber and Electrician Skilled Trades Ontario (STO)

All licenses regulated by Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) require a 3 – 5 year apprenticeship. However, the Heating licenses regulated by TSSA are not apprenticeships. You can complete an approved course, pass your TSSA exams with a minimum of 75% and be fully licensed.

Depending on which level of Gas license you have, the scope of work will vary between residential, commercial and industrial. That being said, examples of equipment fired by natural gas or propane you may work on include: Furnaces, Water Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, Pool Heaters, BBQ’s, Stoves, Dryers & Refrigerators.

As a licensed Gas Technician 3, you may expect anywhere from $15 to $17 per hour.

As a licensed Gas Technician 2, you may expect on average $25 per hour but the opportunity is there to make much more.

Technically you can take overlapping G3/G2 courses but keep in mind that you cannot write your G2 exam without a G3 License. Therefore we recommend that you have a G3 License prior to starting the G2 course or at the least have a date set to write your G3 License prior to the end of the G2 course. Once we have a G3 License we can then order your G2 exam from the T.S.S.A. Also note that you have 1 year to write your T.S.S.A examinations from the last day of your course (ex. If you finished your G2 course on April 1, 2021 you would have until March 31, 2022 to write that examination). The T.S.S.A allows for 3 attempts at the examination in total.

If you are taking the full-time G3/G2 Co-op or HVAC Co-op there is no wait time between taking your G3 and G2 course. However, if you are to register for a G3 Evening and hope to have it followed by a G2 Evening keep in mind that it could be up to 2-6 months wait as we only typically run G2 Evening courses once or twice a year. In regards to the G1 course, you would need a minimum 2 years holding a G2 license and proof of hours to write the final exam.

No. The courses are too short to be eligible for OSAP. However, we are qualified for all other government approved funding.

Yes! As a registered private career college, this means we qualify as a designated educational institute for RESP purposes.

Tax receipts (T2202) are only issued for vocational courses. This includes Gas Technician 3 Co-op, Gas Technician 3 Evening, Gas Technician 2 Co-op, Gas Technician 2 Evening, and Gas Technician 1.

HiMark is the only institute that offers co-op. It is a part of the program where students will alternate each week between class and a co-op placement company.

HiMark will help you find your co-op placement on the first week of class. The position is unpaid as it more for the opportunity to connect with a local contractor, see how the work is done and a chance to show them how well you work.

HiMark does not restrict students to who they choose to do their co-op with. If you find an employer that has a licensed G2 or G1 onsite to supervise you, you can work with them, too!

Please refer to the course description for your course.

We charge an additional administration fee for funded students. There is also an optional tool package available to purchase at each campus.

Yes!

Of course! We would love to meet you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at the campus number listed below.

Toronto:     (416) 781-8000

Barrie:        (705) 487-1393

Cambridge: (519) 621-2620

London:      (519) 455-5757

Oshawa:     (905) 434-4400 519 455-5757

Ottawa:      (613) 822-0188

It takes at least 5 business days for TSSA to process the exams. We post on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) when exam results are available.

Students are granted 3 attempts on the theory exam within a year upon completing a full course. You can schedule your next re-write with HiMark or with TSSA directly. A re-write fee of $288.15 (tax incl.) applies should you write with HiMark.

Payment options:

  1. E-transfer. To pay by e-transfer, please send the e-transfer to office@himark.ca.  After you have sent the e-transfer, please email the password to your Admissions Coordinator. Please note that only the correct amount owed will be accepted/processed.
  2. Personal or certified cheque or money order (bank draft) mailed to our head office location at 92 Brydon Drive, Toronto, ON    M9W 4N6. It must be received by the due date.
  3. Visa or Mastercard – call us to process your payment
  4. Toronto ONLY ~ in person – debit, cash, Visa, Mastercard, personal cheque or certified cheque/money order (bank draft)

Transcript request can be done by emailing: training@himark.ca

Yes. There is a $50.00 fee for each additional replacement diploma or certificate. To order a replacement, email training@himark.ca. You will be asked to verify your account information and to make the payment. Once the placement is received, the replacement diploma or certificate will be processed.  

Yes, we will! If you are not able to find a job after graduating, please contact us for assistance.

The 2020 edition is the latest for the B149.1:20 for Natural gas and propane installation. They are updated every 5 years.

Keep it! If you are working on a unit that was installed earlier than the current codebook version and it is in safe working order, the codes from the year it was installed are what are applicable to that unit.

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HVAC is an industry, not a license. There are many different licenses people in the HVAC industry can hold. This includes:
  License Authority
H Heating Gas Technician or Oil Burner Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
V Ventilation Sheet Metal Mechanic Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
AC Air Conditioning Residential AC Systems Mechanic 313D Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
R Refrigeration Refrigeration and AC Systems Mechanic 313A Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
  Other Plumber and Electrician Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
All licenses regulated by OCOT require a 3 – 5 year apprenticeship. However, the Heating licenses regulated by TSSA are not apprenticeships. You can complete an approved course, pass your TSSA exams with a minimum of 75% and be fully licensed.

Depending on which level of Gas license you have, the scope of work will vary between residential, commercial and industrial. That being said, examples of equipment fired by natural gas or propane you may work on include:

Furnaces, Water Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, Pool Heaters, BBQ’s, Stoves, Dryers &  Refrigerators.

As a licensed Gas Technician 3, you may expect anywhere from $15 to $17 per hour.

As a licensed Gas Technician 2, you may expect on average $25 per hour but the opportunity is there to make much more.

No. The pre-requisite for the Gas Technician 2 courses is to have a valid Gas Technician 3 license.

There is no wait time between taking your G3 and G2 course. However, you need to have your G2 for at least 2 years before you can attend the G1 course.

No. The courses are too short to be eligible for OSAP. However, we are qualified for all other government approved funding.

Yes! As a registered private career college, this means we qualify as a designated educational institute for RESP purposes.

Tax receipts (T2202) are only issued for vocational courses. This includes Gas Technician 3 Co-op, Gas Technician 3 Evening, Gas Technician 2 Co-op, Gas Technician 2 Evening, and Gas Technician 1.

HiMark is the only institute that offers co-op. It is a part of the program where students will alternate each week between class and a co-op placement company.

HiMark will help you find your co-op placement on the first week of class. The position is unpaid as it more for the opportunity to connect with a local contractor, see how the work is done and a chance to show them how well you work.

HiMark does not restrict students to who they choose to do their co-op with. If you find a licensed TSSA contractor that has a licensed G2 or G1 onsite to supervise you, you can work with them, too!

Please refer to the course description for your course.

We charge an additional administration fee for funded students. There is also an optional tool package available to purchase at each campus.

Of course! We would love to meet you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at the campus number listed below.

Toronto:     (416) 781-8000

Barrie:        (705) 487-1393

Cambridge: (519) 621-2620

Oshawa:     (905) 434-4400

Ottawa:      (613) 822-0188

It takes at least 5 business days for TSSA to process the exams. We post on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) when exam results are available.

Students are granted 3 attempts on the theory exam within a year upon completing a full course. You can schedule your next re-write with HiMark or with TSSA directly. A re-write fee of $288.15 (tax incl.) applies should you write with HiMark.