Glaziers - Emploi d'avenir

Cut, fit, install and replace glass, read and interpret blueprints and specifications, and cut glass using computerized cutters.

The glass you cut with your naturally gentle touch and innate perfectionism will brighten buildings of all types, from private homes to skyscrapers, churches, museums and sport centres.

Average salary27$ / hour


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


  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

    • 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.


                        DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

                        Installation et fabrication de produits verriers

                        Description of the Installation et fabrication de produits verriers program (french only)

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                        More information

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                        This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                        • Capitale-Nationale
                        • Mauricie
                        • Estrie
                        • Île-de-Montréal
                        • Outaouais
                        • Chaudière-Appalaches
                        • Laval
                        • Laurentides
                        • Centre-du-Québec
                        • Grande région de Montréal

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