NOC 7281 – Bricklayers



Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures in accordance with blueprints and specifications. They are employed by construction companies and bricklaying contractors or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

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.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program
    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.

All 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 repairerfire brick liner repairman, fire brick liner repairwoman
  • fireplace brickmason
  • industrial furnace bricklayer
  • industrial furnace brickmason
  • industrial oven brickmason
  • installer, permastones
  • journeyman/woman bricklayerjourneyman bricklayer, journeywoman bricklayer
  • journeyman/woman brickmasonjourneyman brickmason, journeywoman brickmason
  • journeyman/woman masonjourneyman mason, journeywoman mason
  • journeyman/woman stonemasonjourneyman stonemason, journeywoman stonemason
  • layer, fire bricks
  • maintenance bricklayer
  • mason, brick and stone
  • mason, refractory
  • masonry silo erector
  • permastone mason
  • refractory brick repairer-masonrefractory brick repairman-mason, refractory brick repairwoman-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


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  • Supervisors of bricklayers (See 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)
  • Tilesetters (7283)


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