Skills Bricklayer near Vancouver (BC)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "bricklayer" was moved from the group Bricklayers (NOC 7281) to the group Bricklayers (NOC 72320).
Find out what skills you typically need to work as a bricklayer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Bricklayers (NOC 72320).
- Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units
- Estimate materials, labour, tools and equipment
- Lay bricks, stone or similar materials to provide veneer facing
- Construct and install prefabricated masonry units
- Prepare tenders and quotations
- Build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations
- Read sketches and blueprints to calculate materials required
- Work at heights, on scaffolding or swing stages
- Cut and trim bricks and concrete blocks to specification using hand and power tools
- Instruct apprentices
- Lay bricks or other masonry units to build residential or commercial chimneys and fireplaces
- Supervise other workers
- Lay radial bricks to build masonry shells of industrial chimneys
- Lay or install firebricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
- Operate CADD and other computer software systems
- Line or reline furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations using refractory or acid-resistant bricks, refractory concretes, plastic refractories and other materials
- Restore, clean or paint existing masonry structures
Skills and Knowledge Checklist
The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.
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