Tilesetters cover, protect, repair and decorate exterior and interior walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, swimming pools, saunas, showers and other surfaces. Tiling materials include ceramic, mosaics, glass, quarry tiles, slate, engineered stone, terrazzo, porcelain and marble or granite slabs.
Designation Year: 2001
Designated Red Seal in: BC, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Tilesetter, in BC, NB, NL, NS, PE, QC, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Terrazo, Tile and Marble Setter (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Tilesetter trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
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 Tilesetter examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Red Seal Exam Breakdown to see how many exam questions are on each exam section.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Tilesetter.