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.
Designation Year: 1962
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Bricklayer, in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Brick and Stone Mason (ON), Bricklayer – Mason (QC), Mason (BC)
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Bricklayer examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Bricklayer 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 Bricklayer.