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7292 – Glaziers

Glaziers cut, fit, install and replace glass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, on exterior walls of buildings and other structures and in furniture and other products. They are employed by construction glass installation contractors, retail service and repair shops and glass fabrication shops, or they may be self-employed.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • glazier
    • glazier and metal mechanic
    • glazier apprentice
    • plate glass installer
    • stained glass glazier
    • structural glass glazier
  • All examples
  • apprentice glazier
  • building glass glazier
  • building glazier
  • curtain wall glazier
  • glass and metal mechanic
  • glass installer-glazier
  • glass setter - construction
  • glass wall installer
  • glass wallcovering installer
  • glass worker
  • glass worker apprentice
  • glazier
  • glazier and metal mechanic
  • glazier and metal mechanic apprentice
  • glazier apprentice
  • glazier, building
  • glazier, curtain walls
  • glazier, exterior walls
  • glazier, plate glass
  • glazier, stained glass
  • glazier, structural glass
  • glazier, window sash and frame
  • installer, glass wallcoverings
  • installer, glass walls
  • installer, structural glass
  • journeyman/woman glazier
  • leaded glass glazier
  • mirror wall installer
  • plate glass installer
  • stained glass glazier
  • structural glass glazier
  • structural glass installer
  • window sash and frame glazier
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters (9413)
    • Supervisors of glaziers (See 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)
  • Main duties

Glaziers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine type and thickness of glass, frame, installation procedure and materials required
  • Measure and mark glass and cut glass using glass cutters or computerized cutter
  • Tint glass and create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting or painting designs
  • Assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment
  • Position glass panes into frames and secure glass using clips, points or mouldings
  • Assemble and install prefabricated glass, mirrors or glass products on walls, ceilings or exteriors of building
  • Fabricate metal frames for glass installation
  • Install, fit, fabricate and attach architectural metals or related substitute products in commercial and residential buildings
  • Install pre-cut mirrors and opaque and transparent glass panels in frames to form exterior walls of buildings
  • Replace glass in furniture and other products
  • Prepare and install skylights, showcases and aquariums and stained or other special glass in churches, museums, sports and other establishments
  • Repair and service residential windows, commercial aluminum doors and other glass supporting structures, and replace damaged glass or faulty sealant
  • May prepare cost estimates for customers or clients.
  • Employment requirements
    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program
      or
      A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in glazing is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
    • Trade certification for glaziers is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
    • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified glaziers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Additional information
    • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

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