Terrazzo, Tile & Marble Setter

Certificate of Qualification 241A
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Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setters prepare bases, cover, protect, repair, and decorate exterior and interior walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, swimming pools, saunas, showers and other surfaces Tiling materials include ceramic, mosaics, quarry tile, slate, engineered stone, terrazzo, porcelain and marble or granite slabs.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • An apprentice should have good manual dexterity and an aptitude for mathematics in order to calculate angles and dimensions.

  • An apprentice should also have good oral and written communication skills, and physical fitness and stamina.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 10 minimum

  • Interview

Journeyperson Wage Rate:


Apprenticeship Program

The apprentice will be trained to install materials for each category of terrazzo, tile, and natural stone. Training includes the principles of identifying and installing proper materials to exact specifications, and blueprint reading. Safety practices and procedures, a very important element of the trades, is also taught.


  • Uses and maintains electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power tools

  • Interprets blueprints and specifications

  • Inspects and verifies materials and tools, and sets plumb, level, and square lines and surfaces

  • Prepares sub-surfaces

  • Installs terrazzo and tile

  • Performs mechanical installation of natural stone on walls

  • Installs natural stone indoors by conventional or stacking methods

  • Installs natural stone on floors and countertops

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Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self employed

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Did you know?

An apprenticeship in the Terrazzo Tile and Marble trade could lead to becoming a Terrazzo Tile and Marble journeyperson, Job site supervisor, Foreperson, Superintendent, Estimator, Project manager, Contractor (own your own business)