Glaziers

Glaziers

NOC
7292

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.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

$19.52
$15.00
Low
$26.00
High

Median Salary

$35,554
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

83
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

65%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

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.

Also Known As

  • glazier
  • glazier and metal mechanic
  • glazier apprentice
  • plate glass installer
  • stained glass glazier
  • structural glass glazier
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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13.1%
Female
86.9%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
35.3%
25-34
35.3%
35-44
17.7%
45-54
11.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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29.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
47.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
23.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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44.4%
Construction
27.8%
Manufacturing
27.8%
Other services (except public administration)
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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11.10%
Northeast
27.80%
Southeast
11.10%
Southwest
27.80%
Central
22.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$35,554

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$42,988

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$35,554

Newfoundland

$43,529

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$35,216

Canada

$44,003
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

25
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

25