Canadian Masonry Contractors Association
360 Superior Blvd.
Mississauga ON L5T 2N7
T: 905.564.6622


Provincial Contacts for Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Training is a Provincial responsibility.  In some provinces there are industry funded training centres while in others a college may offer the program, or in some cases there are both.

 Red Seal Certification


British Columbia

Trades Training BC

The Bricklayer Apprenticeship Program is comprised of Levels 1-to-3 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6 weeks (180 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 5,000 hours of work-based training.

A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 21 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for alternative pathways into the occupation).

 The following education is recommended: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.

Industry Training Authority (ITA)

The Bricklayers technical training requires all apprentices to complete a practical assessment for each level, as well as a standardized examination for each level.

Trowel Trades Training Association

The Masonry Industry Training Association (MITA) and its members, have chosen to partner with the TTTA to deliver your brick apprenticeship technical training. All levels will be scheduled, starting the first week of November onward, in a five week day format and possibly evenings and weekends.

Call the TTTA administration office at 604-298-2021 to register.

Training Center:
Hours vary Monday to Saturday
12309 Industrial Rd.
Surrey, BC    V3V 3S4
Phone: 604-580-2463
Fax: 604-580-2572


Alberta

The Alberta masonry contractors support the program by signing prospective apprentices to a three year Alberta apprenticeship contract. After entering into a three year contract, the apprentice receives on the job training with their employer. When the apprentice is ready to attend school, SAIT, delivers a 8 week training program consisting of shop training, masonry theory, math and blueprint reading.

After three years of attending SAIT and passing all of the required exams, and after working in the field for a minimum of 4800 hours, the apprentice will receive a Journeyman Certificate. At the competition of their Journeyman Certificate, they will be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial exam, commonly known as the Red Seal.

For more information, please visit

Alberta Apprenticeship Website Trade Secrets
or SAIT Polytechnic  SAIT


Saskatchewan

All applicants must be registered with the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.

Training takes 6000 hours (4 years) including three 8-week training sessions at SIAST Kelsey Campus – Saskatoon. To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1500 hours each year.

When all requirements for journeyperson certification have been met, an apprentice will receive a Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate and a Journeyperson Certificate of Qualification.

For more information please visit

All applicants must be registered with the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship

or call Saskatchewan Masonry Institute at 306.665.0622


Manitoba

Apprenticeship Manitoba (AM) is responsible for the administration of The Apprenticeship and Certification Act, the Apprenticeship and Certification – General Regulation, the The Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Fees Regulation, the Appeals Procedure Regulation, the Administrative Penalty Regulation, and apprenticeship programs for more than 55 trades designated under the Act.

AM also coordinates the training and qualifications system that delivers accredited, structured, workplace-based skills and technical training to apprentices, leading to journeyperson certification. Additionally, AM facilitates certification through trade qualification for experienced tradespeople who seek formal certification in their trade.

Manitoba Trades

The bricklayer program has 3 levels (9, 8 and 6 weeks per year) totaling 1,600 hours of technical training.  The program is delivered by Red River College.

Apply for Apprenticeship


Ontario

In Ontario the Ontario Masonry Training Centre operates out of Mississauga and has joint venture facilities in Ottawa (partnered with La Cite and Algonquin College) and in Waterloo (partnered with Conestoga College)

Brick & Stone Apprenticeship Program is a 3-5 year program in which a registered apprentice must complete 5600 hours of training both on-the-job and in-school.

Starter programs, such as Brick & Stone Fundamentals and Brick & Stone Pre-Apprenticeship help individuals gain basic knowledge of the trade before entering the Apprenticeship Program.

Post certificate programs, such as Restoration & Refractory, are offered to Red Seal certified masons at the Ontario Masonry Training Centre.

As a registered apprentice, they must also be members of the Ontario College of Trades in order to  attend in-school training.

For more information about becoming a member, please visit

College of Trades

Ontario Masonry Training Centre