Glaziers work on all types of glass and glass substitutes in commercial, residential and transportation applications. For example, in commercial application, they fabricate and install aluminium storefront frames, entrances and skylights. In residential applications, they install doors and windows. In transportation applications, they repair and replace windows and windshields in vehicles.
Designation Year: 1986
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Glazier, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (ON), Erector Mechanic (Glazier) (QC)
This is the complete description of the activities of the Glazier trade. New exams that are based on the new standard are being implemented. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
This National Standard is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. While some provinces and territories are still using this standard, others have already replaced it or are working towards replacing it with the new RSOS. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
Discover the essential skills glaziers need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Glazier examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Glazier Red Seal Exam Breakdown 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 Glazier.