Glaziers fabricate, install and repair commercial and residential window, door and entranceway systems. They can work with construction glass installation contractors, interior design and architectural firms, and glass fabrication shops. There is always a demand for glaziers!


  • 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 and glass in furniture & other products

What You’ll Need

Entrance Requirements

High School (recommended prerequisites):

  • Grade 12 recommended

Apprenticeship Program: 4 years of training, including 6,400 hours of work-based training and 540 hours of technical training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Strong communication, reading & writing skills
  • Strong numeracy & problem- solving skills
  • Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg
  • Good eyesight
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work alone or with ateam
  • Ability to work at heights

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Hourly Pay

$20 – $36*/hr *2020 rates

Projected Growth


10% over the decade
compared to 2020*

*BuildForce Canada

You are creative.

You like working with your hands.

You are agile and physically fit.

Did You Know?

Nearly everywhere you look, there is glass – in buildings, on top of tables… Because of that, there’s always a need for people who specialize in working with glass!