Words to live by, all the best, and welcome.:thumbsup:We just went to a 3 year apprenticeship for Steam Fitters in Alberta. It is still 4 years for plumbing. Plumbing has alot of codes that need to be crammed into your head as well as technical experience. Plumbing is without a doubt harder than Steamfitting, many apprentices here go with Steamfitting because the Industrial rate is more than Commercial. ( a couple bucks per hour ) There was a ton of work for Steamfitters when the Oil dollar was high but many expansions are being shelved for now until the oil prices improve.
There will soon be alot of Steamfitters at the hall looking for work, the plumbers who were working as pipefitters will just go back to plumbing.
I had the same choice to make as you once upon a time, I chose plumbing. I believe I chose the best path.
Every area has different needs, what works here may not work there.
Take your time with the decision, it will affect your career path for a long time. Good luck.