Explore Skilled Trades

Explore Skilled Trades is aimed to match these opportunities with motivated and hardworking Canadians and to provide them with tools, skills and knowledge that will help them navigate a career in the construction industry.

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The name says it all, Bricklayers specialize in creating structures that ought to be constructed with stones and other related materials. They repair walls, construct arches, chimneys, patios and fireplaces.

What they do

In residential projects bricklayers build chimneys, fireplaces and reline the furnaces with acid resistant bricks. But they have a much larger role in industrial ventures. They are tasked with laying fire resistant bricks in smoke stacks or could be working with acid tiles.

Compensation Available

A certified Bricklayers,

After two years:$52,000
An apprentice:[$15] per hour.


Grade 10 education is minimum. Unions require grade 12. High school certification is preferred.

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