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Glaziers  (NOC 7292)
Red Deer Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

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Glaziers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Red Deer, Blackfalds, Innisfail, Lacombe, Penhold, Ponoka, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake

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Outlook & Prospects for Glaziers in Red Deer Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

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Table on the employment potential for Glaziers in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Glaziers (NOC 7292) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities. There should also be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 37 years and 5% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 1,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

Table on the employment potential for Glaziers in Red Deer Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Calgary Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Camrose--Drumheller Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Edmonton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Red Deer Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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