Brick & Stone Mason

Certificate of Qualification 401A

“My work will be here for generations to admire. You can’t beat that.”

A Brick & Stone Mason builds and repairs walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures. A Brick & Stone Mason often works on industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Specifically, a Brick & Stone Mason: Erects, installs, maintains, repairs and alters walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks, and much more.


  • Read drawings and blueprints to calculate required materials

  • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units

  • Measure, cut and trim bricks & concrete blocks to specification using hand & power tools

  • Spread mortar and lay the bricks into position

  • Build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations

  • Lay or install fire bricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Good reading, numeracy and communication skills

  • Strong spatial perception and hand-eye coordination

  • Artistic flair with a good eye for colour, line and proportion

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather

  • Ability to work at heights

Employment Sectors

  • New home building and construction

  • Institutional and commercial construction

  • Heavy and civil engineering construction

  • Self-employed

Apprenticeship Program

5600 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week blocks of in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$46.50/Hr (2023 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

Many of the world’s greatest structures are masonry creations, – including the Egyptian Pyramids, the Roman Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China.

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