(NOC 7281)


You usually need a high school diploma.

To gain trade certification, you must finish a two- to four-year apprenticeship, depending on your area of work, or have a combination of three or four years' experience and high school, college or industry courses.

You may need trade certification to work in your province/territory or on federal projects.

Qualified bricklayers, concrete finishers, and lathers may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Working to schedule
Physical work

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Industrial Arts
Physical Education

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Certificate
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Parts Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Trades / Technology Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022