Featured Trades Profile

Each month, we feature one of our 13 affiliated trades. With many exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades, what is stopping you from learning more?

Trades Profile

Bricklayers & Allied Craftsworkers include Bricklayers, Pointers/Cleaners/Caulkers, Stone and Marble Masons, Cement Masons, Plasterers, Tilesetters, Terrazzo, Mosaic Workers and Finishers.

Bricklayers are responsible to build, maintain and repair walls, floors, pavings, and other structures that involve brick, natural stone, manufactured stone, masonry panels, glass and concrete blocks, lightweight insulated panels, insulation, membranes, and other masonry units.

People involved in this trade specialize in stone work, restoration and ornamental work, install refractory material in high-temperature environments, and install corrosion-resistant materials to protect against corrosion in tanks and vessels. Bricklayers might also line or reline furnaces, kilns, boilers, and similar installations, make and install prefabricated masonry units.

For more information on becoming a Bricklayer, please contact James below, or check out this career path document.

International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers – Local 1

President: James Moore
Phone: 902-450-5614

Did you know?

Trade unions in Nova Scotia invest more than $7 million in training annually.

There are over 2,700 apprentices in Nova Scotia’s Building Trades

Interested in other careers in the Building Trades? Check out our Building Trades Careers section.