Tilesetters cover, protect, repair and decorate exterior and interior walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, swimming pools, saunas, showers and other surfaces. Tiling materials include ceramic, mosaics, glass, quarry tiles, slate, engineered stone, terrazzo, porcelain and marble or granite slabs.
Designation Year: 2001
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Tilesetter, in AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, PE, QC, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Terrazo, Tile and Marble Setter (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Tilesetter trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills tilesetters need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Tilesetter trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Tilesetter examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Tilesetter 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 Tilesetter.
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