Glazier

A Glazier measures, handles, cuts, prepares, installs and repairs all types of glass, mirrors and glass substitutes, typically in buildings or on the exterior walls of buildings. Glazier is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. When Glaziers are working on commercial buildings, they are often involved in the layout, preparation, fabrication and replacement of architectural metal components like storefront systems, entranceways, windows, skylights and curtainwall systems. When they work on commercial buildings they can be expected to work from scaffolds to manoeuvre glass panels lifted to them by cranes. While there are a number of Glaziers working in building construction and renovation projects, there are many others who replace windows and windshields in vehicles and install skylights and special glass in churches, museums and other establishments. Glaziers are now becoming involved in manufacturing furniture, display cabinets, bathroom fixtures and decorative windows. In other cases, they create custom-designed glass installations for residential and commercial use.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 143.91 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 302.38 KB)
  • Foundation Outline
  • Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 132.37 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 453.74 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 132.44 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 44.6 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 36.77 KB)