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.
National Occupational Classification (NOC): 72320
Designation Year: 1962
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Bricklayer, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Brick and Stone Mason (ON), Bricklayer – Mason (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
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Try the sample Bricklayer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Check how many questions there are on different topics, and reflect on your own experience and knowledge in the trade.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Bricklayer.