Architectural Glass & Metal Technician
Certificate of Qualification 424A
❝ I got the stable career I was looking for. My work is steady throughout the year as there’s always a need for repair work.❞
Architectural Glass and Metal Technicians (also known as Glaziers) cut, fit, install and replace glass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, on exterior walls of buildings and other structures. Because glass is everywhere, there is always a need for glaziers.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication, reading & writing skills
Strong numeracy & problem-solving skills
Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg
Ability to work alone or with a team
Ability to work at heights
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Math and English
Approximately 5-6 years, 8000 hours (minimum) on-the-job training each year, and exam. Red seal trade certificate awarded after. As an apprentice, you can earn while you learn!
Read and interpret drawings & specifications
Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals
Assemble pre-fabricated glass unit parts such as revolving doors, sky lights & curtain walls
Install and maintain glass products on walls, ceilings & handrails
Replace windows, windshields and glass in furniture & other products
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
$23.85 – $47.70
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Did you know?
Glass is 100% recyclable. It can be recycled endlessly without losing any quality or purity.
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades