Brick and Stone Masons work with masonry materials such as brick, concrete block, stone, structural tile and pre-cast panels to build and repair structures like walls, floors, arches, partitions, patios, fireplaces, chimneys and other structures. They often work on commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
16 years or older
Grade 10 minimum
Good command of math and written & spoken English
Apprenticeship Program: Approximately 4 years, includes 5,600 hours of technical training
and on-the-job training, and exam. Red Seal certification awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
(technical training and on the job)
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116,200 WORKERS NEEDED
TO MEET INDUSTRY DEMAND GROWTH TO 2030*
You have manual dexterity & good balance.
You like working with your hands.
You have good physical strength & stamina.
If you have a good eye for recognizing patterns, lines and proportions, this is a great asset for a bricklayer. In this career, you can be self-employed or work for construction companies and bricklaying contractors.
Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, install, test, maintain and repair boilers, tanks, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. They are employed in building manufacturing and power generation plants and on other industrial projects.