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.
Read drawings and blueprints to calculate required materials
Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units
Measure, cut and trim bricks & concrete blocks to specification using hand & power tools
Spread mortar and lay the bricks into position
Build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations
Lay or install fire bricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
What You’ll Need
High School: 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.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
Good reading & communication, numeracy & problem-solving skills
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116,200 WORKERS NEEDED
TO MEET INDUSTRY DEMAND GROWTH TO 2030* *BuildForce Canada
You have manual dexterity & good balance.
You like working with your hands.
You have good physical strength & stamina.
Did You Know?
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.
Lay out patterns and fit and weld parts together
Install, repair and maintain boilers and heavymetal products