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Glaziers  (NOC 7292)
Annapolis Valley 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

Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville, Middleton, Windsor, Wolfville

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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

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Glaziers in Annapolis Valley Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Limited   (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 News

Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • Windsor-based machine shop Quality Machining Services Ltd. indicates it may expand in the next year, and add six to eight jobs to its workforce of about 45. According to the owner, good machinists are hard to find, and are very employable.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • At least four employees will be required for the newly-formed Valley Regional Enterprise Network, including an executive director, economic development officers, and support staff. No decision has been reached upon location for the employees.
Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014
  • Terra Firma Development Corp. Ltd. has begun work on some model homes, a lodge, and a golf course at the Forest Lakes Country Club in Ardoise. The project will be developed over 15 to 20 years, and plans include up to 2,700 homes, hotels, golf course and recreational facilities, and a business park. Earliest residency is expected to be in 2015.
Week of Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013
  • More than 30 people were employed in planning, mobilizing, surveying, and installing a subsea data cable in Minas Passage, which was completed in December. The cable will be used to gather data to prepare for the deployment of four subsea power cables which will connect to tidal turbines in 2014.
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