Local Employment Requirements
Additional information for foreign trained workers may be found at the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: http://www.cicic.ca.
Local Skills Requirements
The most important Essential Skills for bricklayers are:
Document use (ability to read blueprints)
Job task planning and organizing
BC Construction safety program
First Aid certification preferred by some employers
Hearing test (Workers' Compensation Board requirement)
Artistic skills are an asset
Teamwork and leadership skills
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units. Lay bricks, stone or similar materials to provide veneer facing. Face, size, cut and lay stones.
Work at heights, on scaffolding or swing stages.
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