Tilesetters - Emploi d'avenir
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Cover interior and exterior walls with decorative tile, mosaic or terrazzo.

You’ll master the techniques of installing ceramic, marble or quarry tile, mosaics or terrazo and you’ll do it with creativity and efficiency.

Average salary35$ / hour


Tilesetters cover interior and exterior walls, floors and ceilings with ceramic, marble and quarry tile, mosaics or terrazzo. They are employed by construction companies and masonry contractors, or they may be self-employed.


  • Conventional
  • 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

  • Prepare, measure and mark surface to be covered
  • Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets
  • Mix, apply and spread mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives using hand trowel
  • Set tiles in position and apply pressure to affix tiles to base
  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares and straightedges
  • Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand and power cutting tools
  • Pack grout into joints between tiles and remove excess grout
  • Install tile strips
  • Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs
  • Mix, lay and polish terra surfaces
  • Cut, polish and install marble and granite
  • Remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles
  • May prepare cost estimates and orders.




                      Description of the Tiling program

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                      This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                      • Capitale-Nationale
                      • Mauricie
                      • Estrie
                      • Outaouais
                      • Chaudière-Appalaches
                      • Laval
                      • Grande région de Montréal

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