CampusStart Date
WoodstockSeptember 2017

Program Overview

Bricklayers are skilled physical workers who have a talent for precision. They often work outdoors, with their hands and a number of tools, to properly construct a project. You’ll learn techniques for reading blueprints, cutting, mortar, wall building, masonry repair, rigging and scaffolding. Every day on the job site, bricklayers are rewarded with the opportunity to see exactly how their work is progressing. As the construction industry continues to grow, skilled masonry professionals are in high demand.


The requirements for this certificate may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Upon the successful completion of this training, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain employment as apprentices with residential and commercial building companies. We offer you the knowledge, skills and experience to become a Bricklayer or Mason.

    NOC Codes

    7281 - Bricklayers
    7282 - Concrete finishers
    7283 - Tilesetters

    What you will learn

    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • WHMIS
    • Introduction to the National Building Code (NBC)
    • Hand Tools
    • Power Tools and Equipment
    • Anchors, Ties and Joint Reinforcement
    • Rigging and Scaffolding
    • Clay Masonry Units
    • Concrete Masonry Units
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Mortars, Grouting and Parging
    • Pointing and Repairing Existing Masonry
    • Constructing Various Walls
    • Industry Practicum

    Specific Considerations

    Students registered in this program should be in good physical condition, with the endurance to lift and move heavy objects repeatedly, have good hand-eye coordination and motor skills; and be able to work at heights.

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