Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Glaziers cut, fit, install and replace glass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, on exterior walls of buildings and other structures and in furniture and other products. They are employed by construction glass installation contractors, retail service and repair shops and glass fabrication shops, or they may be self-employed.
glazier, glazier and metal mechanic, glazier apprentice, plate glass installer, stained glass glazier, structural glass glazier.
- Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine type and thickness of glass, frame, installation procedure and materials required
- Measure and mark glass and cut glass using glass cutters or computerized cutter
- Tint glass and create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting or painting designs
- Assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment
- Position glass panes into frames and secure glass using clips, points or mouldings
- Assemble and install prefabricated glass, mirrors or glass products on walls, ceilings or exteriors of building
- Fabricate metal frames for glass installation
- Install, fit, fabricate and attach architectural metals or related substitute products in commercial and residential buildings
- Install pre-cut mirrors and opaque and transparent glass panels in frames to form exterior walls of buildings
- Replace glass in furniture and other products
- Prepare and install skylights, showcases and aquariums and stained or other special glass in churches, museums, sports and other establishments
- Repair and service residential windows, commercial aluminum doors and other glass supporting structures, and replace damaged glass or faulty sealant
- May prepare cost estimates for customers or clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Glaziers in Red Deer Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||N/A||N/A|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||N/A||N/A|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||N/A||N/A|
|Red Deer Region||N/A||N/A|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||N/A||N/A|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Cities Gastro Pubs in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake have recently closed their doors. No information is available on how many staff were affected by the closures.
- The proposed Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline is expected to create up to 900 jobs for the Edson region. If the pipeline is approved by the National Energy Board, construction is expected to occur between 2016 and 2018.
- Remington Development Corporation is building a 32-unit condominium complex, called the Gates, as part of the Quarry Park project in Calgary. Remington is also planning a 200-room business hotel, and a 300-space child-care facility for the site.
- Suncor Energy Inc. has announced that it plans on $4.45B in capital spending on oil sands projects in 2014
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is seeking a buyer and developer for 21 ha of residential land in Anzac. Most of the land is intended for single-family residential lots, but approximately 2.4 ha is for multi-residential buildings.
- The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network is opening two new patient care centres in 2014. The after-hours clinic will open January 2nd, while the chronic pain management clinic will open in late spring.
- ENN Canada Corporation is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) mobile gas station in Grande Prairie. Construction of the station is set to begin in mid-2014, with operations beginning by the end of the year.
- The Government of Alberta and the Tsuu T'ina Nation have signed a Transportation and Utility Corridor Agreement that allows for a land transfer in exchange for funds. The land transfer will permit construction of the southwest leg of the Calgary Ring Road.
- Enform, the safety association for Canada's upstream oil and gas industry, is spending $3.7M to add new courses and expand its training program at the Nisku Centre
- Viterra is investing over $34M in two grain handling facilities in Alberta. Construction of a new high throughput grain terminal near Grimshaw will begin this fall and storage capacity to the terminal in Grassy Lake will more than double by 2014.
- Sears Canada plans to layoff 20 employees in southern Alberta as part of a national downsizing. A Sears parts distribution centre in Calgary will lose 18 employees as part of the program.
- IKEA Canada is partnering with Mainstream Renewable Power to purchase, operate and expand a 20-turbine wind farm near Pincher Creek
- The Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors projects a decrease of well drills next year. However, the association projects that the number of rig operating days will increase in 2014, due to the increasing complexity and time to complete each well.
- The City of Lethbridge has renewed a three-year snow clearing contract with a local company, All Seasons Excavating Co. Ltd.
- MCL Waste Systems is planning a $22M waste processing and recycling facility for Drayton Valley. The project, which has already received $10M from the Alberta carbon tax fund, plans to produce a pelleted end product that can be used for energy production.
- The Government of Canada has announced the second installment of the Gas Tax Fund allocation to Alberta. The total annual commitment of nearly $200M supports infrastructure projects throughout the province.
- Saipem Canada has opened Alberta's first indoor module construction and assembly facility in Edmonton. The new plant, which will be in full production by early spring 2014, will be hiring hundreds of tradespersons to meet the production target of more than 25 modules per month.
- Suncor Energy Inc. and Strathcona County are partnering to build a new water main for Suncor's refinery in Sherwood Park. The $5M line will provide the refinery with an emergency back-up water source.
- The Government of Alberta has opened the new $42M Central Alberta Cancer Centre in Red Deer. The new facility, adjoined to the Red Deer Regional Hospital, offers increased clinical space, additional treatment rooms and outpatient counselling services.
- Rogers Communications Inc. is opening a new data centre in Calgary in January 2014, and expanding it's Edmonton facility. The centres provide specialized data services for the business-to-business market, where Rogers sees a significant growth opportunity in Western Canada.
- A new residential subdivision with 350-housing units is planned for the Town of Peace River
- The Province of Alberta is moving ahead with funding for the 100-bed Parsons Creek long-term care centre in Fort McMurray
- The City of Edmonton is planning $168M in infrastructure improvements starting in 2015 to alleviate flooding in parts of the city
- The Government of Alberta will spend more than $80M to repair or replace houses damaged by flooding on the Siksika Nation
- The Government of Alberta has announced over $37M in new funding, under the Flood Recovery Erosion Control program, for bank stabilization of rivers and creeks, and other mitigation work
- The Canadian Welding Bureau has started construction on a training, certification and testing facility in Nisku
- RioCan/Tanger Outlets at Calway Park, a new outlet mall, will be built near the City of Calgary. The project is slated for 80 stores and will provide approximately 1,000 jobs on completion.
- The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has over $800,000 worth of infrastructure and maintenance projects for the 2013-14 school year
- The Government of Alberta is moving ahead with the Medicine Hat Detoxification and Residential Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to start in July 2014, with the building opening in late 2015.
- Nordstrom is planning to open a store in Calgary's Chinook Centre on September 19, 2014. The company will begin hiring up to 400 employees in January 2014.
- Sears Canada is opening a distribution warehouse in Calgary in late spring 2014. The facility is expected to employ over 100 workers.
- Suncor Energy Inc. is proceeding with the development of the $13.5B Fort Hills oil sand project north of Fort McMurray. The mine is expected to be producing oil by late 2017.
- Brookfield Office properties has broken ground on the 56-storey Brookfield Place Calgary east tower. Construction is slated for completion in late 2017.
- BCM Developments has announced plans for the Edmontonian, a 71-storey office, condominium and hotel high-rise in downtown Edmonton. The building, designed to be the tallest in Western Canada, will be situated near the downtown arena project.
- Royal Dutch Shell is proceeding with its Carmon Creek oil sand development. The project is expected to produce oil for more than 35 years, and employ at least 1,000 local contractors and trades-workers during the peak of construction.
- Enbridge Inc. has announced that it is building two new pipelines to service the Alberta oil sands industry. Norlite Pipeline will supply diluent in the Athabasca oil sands region and the Wood Buffalo Extension pipeline will transport crude oil.
- Mount Royal University, located in Calgary, has received $85.6M from the Province of Alberta towards construction of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014, with the library opening in early 2017.
- The Holiday Inn in Canmore is expanding to add 99 more rooms, an indoor pool, and additional meetings rooms
- Cypress County is spending approximately $11M to construct regional water lines to the towns of Irvine and Walsh (available in French only)
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