Bricklayer



Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures based on blueprints and specifications. They could be installing firebricks in commercial and industrial furnaces and incinerators.

Duties:

  • Laying brick, stone or similar materials to build chimneys and fireplaces, patios, walls or walkways
  • Laying firebricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
  • Cutting and trimming bricks using hand and power tools
  • Lining or relining furnaces and boilers using acid resistant bricks
  • Restoring, cleaning or painting existing brick structures
  • Reading and interpreting sketches and blueprints.

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use

Skills:

  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Able to perform heavy manual labour for prolonged periods of time
  • Read and interpret documents, work with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions to challenges

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Education:

    Apprenticeship is required

Education Requirements :

  • Completion of high school
  • Apprenticeship: 4880 hours (720 hours in school)
  • A brick and stone mason is a voluntary trade in Ontario
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

This program provides theory and hands-on training for the brick and stone mason trade and foundational skills in construction carpentry. It ss designed to provide students with training where they will learn to safely and properly operate hand and power tools, as well as equipment found on the construction site. Students will have opportunities to use masonry materials and supplies and to practice the selection, preparation and installation of masonry materials.

Schools:

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-MASONRY
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE-BRICK AND STONE FUNDAMENTALS
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-BRICK AND STONE FUNDAMENTALS
  • ONTARIO MASONRY TRAINING CENTRE- MISSISSAUGA
  • ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE-BRICK AND STONE MASONRY APPRENTICESHIP


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What to Expect
Carlo Franco

Bricklayer

My grandfather came to Canada in 1952 and worked as a bricklayer all his life and my dad was a mason all his life too.  He wanted me to go to university because he always told me masonry is hard work.  It is, but I like hard work and I…
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Essentials Skills
Bricklayer


  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use
Financial Expectation

Bricklayer

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Bricklayer

Career ETA: 3 years

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