Glaziers measure, handle, cut, prepare, fit, install, replace and repair all types of glass and glass substitutes, typically in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential applications. In these applications, they fabricate, lay out and install curtain wall framing, windows, doors, structural silicone glazing (SSG), skylights, sloped glazing and storefront frames. In residential applications, they install doors, windows, skylights, mirrors, shower doors, specialty glass and backsplash.
National Occupational Classification (NOC): 73111
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)
Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)
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Red Seal Self-Assessment and Exam Breakdown
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