What is a Glazier?

A glazier typically works with glass and glass substitutes. This entails everything from preparing, measuring, fabricating, and cutting, to fitting and installing glass in entranceways, windows, skylights, store fronts, wall facings, partitions, and curtain walls.

A great glazier apprentice is adaptable to working at great heights and in various conditions, as well as has a strong aptitude for reading and interpreting designs, drawings, diagrams, and specifications.

Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program at FTI Ontario

The Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program at FTI Ontario has been specifically designed for individuals training to enter the construction industry as an Architectural Glass and Metal Technician 424A.

The program meets and exceeds all MLTSD and includes hands-on and classroom training, required safety certifications, as well as tools and protective equipment.

FTI Ontario also guarantees that the final eight weeks of the glazier apprentice program are a paid job placement, allowing glazier apprentices to establish a relationship with their employer and work towards permanent employment.

Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program Prerequisites

Individuals applying for the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program must have a Grade 10 or equivalent education. They will need to understand and perform mathematics and English, and other trade related technical academic skills. It is important that potential applicants also posses’ strong hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, and are physically fit to work in construction.

Qualifications Awarded

Upon completion of the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program with FTI Ontario, graduates are awarded a Level 1 Basic Apprenticeship as well as the following essential qualifications:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Working at Heights
  • Power Elevated Work Platforms
  • Suspended Access
  • Hoisting and Rigging
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift

Glazier Apprentice Training Locations

The training to become glazier apprentice is offered at the following locations:


130 C Toro Road
Toronto ON M3J 2A9
Phone: 416-635-7300


199 Colonnade Rd. S.
Ottawa ON  K2E 7K3
Phone: 1-800-943-6210

How to Apply to Become a Glazier Apprentice

To apply for the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program with FTI, simply click here.

FTI Ontario offers a number of apprenticeship programs, as well as funding opportunities and health and safety training. Click here to learn more and start your exciting journey as a glazier apprentice in the trades today!