The Roles and Responsibilities of a Glazier

A glazier typically works with glass and is responsible for 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 glazier can also go on to become an Architectural Glass & Metal Technician and work for construction glass installation contractors, retail service and repair shops, and glass fabrication shops.

The Benefits of Becoming a Glazier

A glazier apprentice normally begins with 50 to 95 per cent of a journeyperson’s wage, which ranges from $18 to $42 an hour, not including overtime.

To help offset program costs, glazier apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant during the first two years of their program.

Becoming a glazier also means that you will be equipped with 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

After transitioning on to become an Architectural Glass & Metal Technician – which is a Red Seal Trade – workers in this field can expect to be in high demand by many construction glass contractors. Being skilled in this trade also opens the door to starting and operating an independent business.

The Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program at FTI Ontario

The Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program at FTI Ontario prepares individuals to enter the construction industry as an Architectural Glass and Metal Technician 424A.

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

And best of all, FTI Ontario guarantees that the final eight weeks of the glazier apprenticeship program are a paid job placement, allowing pre-apprentices to establish a relationship with their employer and work towards permanent employment.

To learn more and apply for the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program with FTI Ontario today, simply click here.