Glazier

APPRENTICESHIP - YES

$32,198-$54,600

TRAINING

FUTURE OUTLOOK

At a glance

A Glazier cuts and installs glass and aluminum systems for commercial, residential, and automotive applications.

Glaziers work outdoors at construction sites or inside factories installing and replacing glass, aluminum, and related products in buildings, vehicles, furniture, and other products. Glaziers also install all types of architectural aluminum windows, door frames, and hardware.

Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects)

  • Construction sites
  • Commercial and residential construction companies
  • Architectural glass firms
  • Interior design firms
  • Retail glass shops
  • Contract glass shops

Other conditions: outdoors and indoors

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then Glazier may be the occupation for you!

  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Do you have good eyesight and math skills?
  • Are you in good shape?
  • Do you work well with your hands?
  • Can you work alone?
  • Can work on a team?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.

Wages

Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and journeypersons for a Glazier.

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$32,198

Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$32,762 - $54, 600

For more information on apprenticeship wages, visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/discover/mbtrades/index.html



Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career.

Minimum Wage RateJanuary 1, 2017 or after
Journeypersons$30.20

Source: https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,ici-wag...



Training

Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprentice Manitoba or visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/index.html

Glazier

Program Length (Minimum Years)

4 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1, 800 hours L2: 1, 800 hours

L3: 1, 800 hours L4: 1, 800 hours

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 6 weeks Y2: 6 weeks Y3: 6 weeks Y4: 6 weeks

Additional Licensing

No

Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

5 years

Minimum hours experience required

9, 000 hours

Practical Exam required

No

Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work

No

Red Seal Trade available

Yes

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