Bricklayers build and repair walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures. They work with materials such as brick, stone, tiles and glass blocks, as well as with masonry products, insulation and membranes. They erect, install, maintain, repair and alter masonry structures ranging from simple masonry to ornate exteriors on multi-level buildings.
Designation Year: 1962
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Bricklayer, in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Brick and Stone Mason (ON), Bricklayer – Mason (QC), Mason (BC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Bricklayer trade. New exams are currently under development.
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills bricklayers need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Bricklayer trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Bricklayer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Bricklayer Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Bricklayer.
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