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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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- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Glaziers in Annapolis Valley 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of Glaziers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
This occupation is a designated trade that qualifies for the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program which allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Glaziers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Glaziers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- Declining enrolments will result in a reduction of hours for library technicians employed by the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board for the 2014-15 school year
- Oxford Frozen Foods has purchased the blueberry growing and processing assets of Rainbow Farms Ltd. in Upper Rawdon, which had closed in the fall of 2013. About 12 to 30 workers had been employed, depending on the season, and some may be rehired.
- Despite declining enrolments, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board will add nine full-time equivalent teaching positions for the 2014-2015 school year
- Cornwallis-based Acadian Seaplants has completed a major expansion with the opening of a new $6M seaweed extraction plant. The new plant will increase production and possibly lead to additions to the 80 staff members in the area.
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