Brick & Stone Mason

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Certificate of Qualification 401A
❝ I always wanted a career where I could use my creativity and strength every day.❞
Brick and stone masons work with masonry materials such as brick, concrete block, stone, structural tile and precast panels to build and repair structures like walls, floors, arches, partitions, patios, fireplaces, chimneys and other structures. They often work on commercial, industrial and residential buildings.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Good reading, numeracy and communication skills

  • Strong spatial perception and hand-eye coordination

  • Artistic flair with a good eye for colour, line and proportion

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather

  • Physical strength

  • Ability to work at heights

Entrance Requirements

  • 18 years or older

  • Pre-apprenticeship program, OYAP or other Co-op Program will help get you started in an apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Program

As an apprentice you will earn while you learn. The masonry apprenticeship program requires a total of 5,600 hours of on-the-job training and in-school training. Most apprentices complete the program in 3-5 years.


  • Read drawings and blueprints to calculate required materials

  • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units

  • Measure, cut and trim bricks & concrete blocks to specification using hand & power tools

  • Spread mortar and lay the bricks into position

  • Build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations

  • Lay or install fire bricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks

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Did you know?

Many of the world’s greatest structures are masonry creations - including the Egyptian Pyramids, Roman Coliseum, Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China.


International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Brick & Allied Craft Union of Canada