Glaziers fabricate, install and repair commercial and residential window, door and entranceway systems. They can work with construction glass installation contractors, interior design and architectural firms, and glass fabrication shops. There is always a demand for glaziers!

You are detail oriented.

You are creative.

You are comfortable working at heights.


  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications.
  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals.
  • Assemble pre-fabricated glass unit parts such as revolving doors, sky lights & curtain walls.
  • Install and maintain glass products on walls, ceilings & handrails.
  • Replace windows and glass in furniture & other products.

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Strong communication, reading & writing skills.
  • Strong numeracy & problem- solving skills.
  • Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg.
  • Good eyesight.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Ability to work alone or with a team.
  • Ability to work at heights.

What You’ll Need

Entrance Requirements

Highschool or equivalent. Complete a three-to four year apprenticeship program. Once you successfully complete the required on-the-job training, technical training and exams, you are awarded a journeyperson certificate.

Apprenticeship Program: 3-4 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. Approval for a self paced apprenticeship program may be available.

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Hourly Pay

Approx. $29-$44

(Based on journeyperson)

Projected Construction Worker Retirements

~ 8,100 by 2029*

*BuildForce Canada

Did You Know?

Nearly everywhere you look, there is glass – in buildings, on top of tables… Because of that, there’s always a need for people who specialize in working with glass!