Bricklayer

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.

NOC: 7281

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)

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills bricklayers need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Bricklayer trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Bricklayer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Bricklayer Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Bricklayer.

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