Start your career by finding an employer who is willing to indenture you as an apprentice.
Bricklayers usually work outdoors, often on scaffolding. The work is physically demanding and some travel may be required to get the various work sites. Bricklayers can work in residential or industrial settings, which may include confined spaces or work at some heights.
After becoming a journeyperson, you may advance to supervisory positions or take on new apprentices. Some bricklayers move into an estimator or inspector within a company. Some journeypersons go on to run their own businesses – we can help you build your business with our Blue Seal business certificate.
Admission and completion
To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required or recommended education for the trade to which you apply.
Entrance Requirements are monitored and set by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
Successful completion of the following courses:
- English 20-2
- Math 20-3
- A pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests.
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam
Apprentices with an Alberta High School diploma that includes the following courses:
- English 30-2
- Math 30-3
- Physics 20 OR Chemistry 20 OR Science 20
- Related career and technology studies (CTS) courses
How to register
Registration for technical training is run through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Learn how you can register for your next intake.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Services
Suite 200 Willow Park Centre
10325 Bonaventure DR. SE
After you register
Email is the primary source of communication after you have registered for your intake. Please ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add the sait.ca domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.
Next steps >
Apprentices in the motorcycle mechanic trade will spend 3 years (three 12-month periods) of on-the-job training and technical training at SAIT.
Technical training will be 8 weeks each year.
|Find an employer willing to indenture you as an apprentice|
|Apply as an apprentice with AIT and your employer|
|Sign the contract and receive a record book|
|Written entrance examination or get approved for previous transcripts|
|Complete first period of on-the-job-training (1600 hours)|
|Register at SAIT|
|Attend the first period of technical training for 8 weeks at SAIT|
|Pass first-period Trade Qualification Exam|
|Complete second period of on-the-job training (1600 hours)|
|Register at SAIT|
|Attend the second period of technical training for 8 weeks at SAIT|
|Pass second-period Trade Qualification Exam|
|Complete third period of on-the-job training (1600 hours)|
|Register at SAIT|
|Attend the third period of technical training for 6 weeks at SAIT|
|Pass third period Trade Qualification Exam|
|Become a Journeyperson|
|Write and pass the Interprovincial Qualification Exam|
Technical Training Performance
To be successful in technical training, an apprentice must pass each section of the course and pass the AIT exam. The passing grade for each section in the course is a 65%. A passing mark on each Trade Qualification Exam and the Interprovincial Qualification (or Red Seal Exam) is 70%.
Domestic tuition and fees*
|Period||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Lab & Material fees||2020/21 total|
Lab and material fee: $67
Student support fee: $25
Student technology fee: $25
Books and supplies*
- Books or modules along with other items for classes average out to $600 per period.
- It is recommended that you do not purchase books or modules ahead of time as they might be outdated by the time you attend classes and they cannot be returned to the bookstore.
- Personal Protective Equipment will be required for the program, which may be an additional cost to apprentices.
*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Membership to the SAIT Wellness centre - including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and eight-room is available to apprentices at a discounted rate.
Financial planning tool
Our apprenticeship cost calculator can help you make a financial plan by identifying and adding up your expected expenses while attending SAIT — find out exactly how much money you need to save, seek or borrow to get you through your studies.