Glaziers are precise and tactile professionals who fabricate and install a wide range of glass products. They enjoy the challenge of glass installation, and ensure every product is a perfect fit. 

As a Glazier, you’ll enjoy applying your meticulous nature to a job where you’ll cut, fit and install a range of glass products.  

Whether it’s working with glass windows, walls or furniture, you’ll use precision and strong math skills to measure and fabricate products and ensure high-quality installations. 

You’ll employ creativity in the way you approach each challenge—providing an eye for details. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to measure, mark and cut glass 
  • How to tint glass and create patterns through etching, sandblasting and painting  
  • How to install specialty items like skylights, aquariums and stained glass 
  • How to fabricate metal frames for glass installation  
  • How to replace glass in furniture and other products 

Key Job Skills

  • Coordination 
  • Dexterity 
  • Use of specialized tools and equipment 
  • Glazing techniques 
  • Fabrication and installation of glass products 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 18 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
6660 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$19.50 — $35.70

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  • June 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2020 Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)). A Comparative Analysis detailing changes between the 2012 National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and 2020 RSOS can be found here.


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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.