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First-Year Apprentice Glazier (Entry level - no experience needed!)

Full Time
7 days ago
17 to 22 per hour
About the Opportunity

British Columbia has an increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, resulting in rewarding employment opportunities. As a first-year apprentice, you will be starting a career path towards obtaining your SkilledTradesBC trade certification and Red Seal endorsement. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on training while receiving a competitive wage for your work!

A typical day as a glazier could involve working for an architectural glass installation contractor, glass fabrication shop, window manufacturer, retail service and repair shop, or a building envelope construction company. Skilled glaziers are experts in prepping surfaces for installations, measuring, cutting, and hanging a variety of glass products, as well as installing appropriate fixtures, fasteners, and framing materials.

Day-to-day as an apprentice you could be:

  • Performing physical labour related to site setup, surface prep, hoisting, and cleaning
  • Accurately measuring, cutting, transporting, packing, and unpacking materials
  • Identifying and working with a diverse range of interiors and exterior glass products
  • Learning best practices for installing various glass systems: curtain walls, windows and doors, skylights, railings, showers, mirrors, feature walls, awnings etc.   
  • Working from heights such as scaffolding, ladders, swing stages, roofs, and platforms
  • Maintaining and operating hand and power tools
About You

BCCA Apprenticeship Services is looking for applicants interested in pursuing a career in construction as a first-year apprentice glazier. The ideal candidate should be interested in starting a career path towards certification as a Red Seal glazier and should be motivated to learn, reliable, and hardworking.

To succeed as a first-year apprentice glazier, you: 

  • Communicate, work well with others, and follow directions well 
  • Have good dexterity and like to work with your hands
  • Enjoy working indoors or outdoors in all seasons 
  • Like to solve problems and build solutions
  • Are physically fit with stamina for manual labour
  • Have experience using hand and power tools
  • Are willing to follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Understand basic math
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Are in good physical condition with good endurance

Other qualifications can include (but are not required):

  • Hands-on experience performing physical tasks involving heavy lifting and lifting overhead
  • Background in measuring, cutting, and working with glass
  • Familiarity with hoisting and rigging
  • Occupational First Aid, Fall Safe, Suspended Work Platforms (Swing Stage) training, and/or SiteReadyBC certification
  • High school diploma and/or Level 1 Glazier Training from a SkilledTradesBC recognized post-secondary institution
  • Valid BC driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Prior experience in construction (hobbies, summer jobs, or volunteer activities), agriculture or forestry, manufacturing, marine services or fisheries, municipal work, or other non-construction trades are a bonus
The Benefits of Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers a pathway to a successful career in construction. You will earn an income while gaining work-based training hours, education, and certification. Apprentices are eligible for government grants, tax credits, and employment insurance while attending training. This can help you offset the cost of training and certification and allow you to complete your apprenticeship and minimize student debt.

The starting hourly rate for first-year apprentices is usually between $17-$22/hour. It is determined by each employer and can vary depending on skills, location, and your experience. As a first-year apprentice new to a trade it is customary to begin at the bottom of the pay range but as you ‘earn and learn’ on the job, your pay will increase as you progress in your apprenticeship.

If this sounds like you, and you want to start your career in construction, we encourage you to apply today!

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