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  NOC 7281 – Bricklayers

To apply under NOC-7281 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Bricklayers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Bricklayers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read sketches and blueprints to calculate materials required
  • Cut and trim bricks and concrete blocks to specification using hand and power tools
  • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone, structural tiles and similar materials to construct or repair walls, foundations and other structures in residential, industrial and commercial construction
  • Lay bricks or other masonry units to build residential or commercial chimneys and fireplaces
  • Lay radial bricks to build masonry shells of industrial chimneys
  • Lay or install firebricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
  • Line or reline furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations using refractory or acid-resistant bricks, refractory concretes, plastic refractories and other materials
  • Lay bricks, stone or similar materials to provide veneer facing to walls or other surfaces
  • Construct and install prefabricated masonry units
  • Lay bricks or other masonry units to build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations
  • May restore, clean or paint existing masonry structures.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Bricklayers

NOC 7281 – Bricklayers: example titles.

  • apprentice bricklayer
  • apprentice brickmason
  • apprentice mason
  • artificial stone mason
  • brick and stone mason
  • brick chimney builder
  • brick setter
  • bricklayer
  • bricklayer, chimney repair
  • bricklayer, furnace lining
  • bricklayer, kiln repair
  • bricklayer, ladle repair
  • bricklayer, maintenance
  • bricklayer, refractory brick
  • bricklayer, residential
  • bricklayer, smokestacks
  • brickmason
  • builder, refractory
  • chimney bricklayer
  • chimney repair bricklayer
  • chimney repair stonemason
  • cinder block mason
  • cinder block setter
  • concrete block setter
  • fire brick layer
  • fire brick liner repairer
  • fireplace brickmason
  • industrial furnace bricklayer
  • industrial furnace brickmason
  • industrial oven brickmason
  • installer, permastones
  • journeyman/woman bricklayer
  • journeyman/woman brickmason
  • journeyman/woman mason
  • journeyman/woman stonemason
  • layer, fire bricks
  • maintenance bricklayer
  • mason, brick and stone
  • mason, refractory
  • masonry silo erector
  • permastone mason
  • refractory brick repairer-mason
  • refractory bricklayer
  • refractory builder
  • refractory mason
  • residential construction bricklayer
  • restoration stonemason
  • setter, artificial stones
  • setter, simulated stones
  • simulated stone mason
  • smokestack bricklayer
  • stone setter
  • stonecutter
  • stonemason
  • stonemason, chimney repair
  • stonemason, restoration
  • terra cotta mason

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in bricklaying is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for bricklayers is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the Yukon.
  • Trade certification for stonemasons is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Trade certification for restoration stone masons is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified bricklayers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Additional Information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


  • Concrete finishers (7282)
  • Supervisors of bricklayers (in 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)
  • Tilesetters (7283)

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