Bricklayers prepare, lay and repair brick, fire brick or castable materials in structures, such as walls, partitions, patios, arches, fireplaces and chimneys. They perform this work in homes and businesses.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Manual dexterity and balance
  • Eye for colour, line and proportion
  • Ability to read blueprints/technical drawings

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Work outdoors, often on scaffolding
  • Lifting heavy items
  • Some travel may be required
  • Occasional overtime required to meet construction deadlines

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Bricklayer
  • Estimator or Inspector
  • Foreman
  • Business Owner

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Construction Estimator
  • Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
  • Tilesetter

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Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)

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