The Trowel Trades Training Association (TTTA), Industry Training Authority (ITA), and Vancouver Island Construction Association have been working collaboratively to organize a Bricklayer Level 1 Training Session on Vancouver Island.

The six-week training session will be held at the Vancouver Island University facility in Duncan at 2011 University Way from March 4 to April 12, 2019.  

Level 1 Program Outline (Pg 18)   Level 1 SLE Exam Weight Chart    Registration Form  

To register for the Bricklayer Level 1 Training Session, please complete the registration form above. The completed form must then be emailed to with the attached e-transfer sheet for payment of your tuition fees of $870.

For Bricklayer Level 1 Training Session inquiries, please contact the TTTA Office Administrator listed below.

For any apprenticeship-related questions or assistance with the application process, please reach out to an ITA Apprenticeship Advisor based out of the South Island or the North Island.

Trowel Trades Training Association (TTTA)
Sharon Edwards, Office Administrator
604-580-2463  | 1-844-480-2463

Industry Training Authority (ITA)
Kyle Preston, South Island

Industry Training Authority (ITA)
Doug Podetz, North Island
250-729-5627 ext 5014

What Does A Bricklayer (Mason) Do? 

A Mason uses bricks, concrete blocks, stone, structural tiles and other materials to construct or repair walls, foundations and other structures. They are also responsible for preparing surfaces to be covered and mixing ingredients they'll need like mortar or cement. Preparatory work such as caulking and cleaning and placing damp proofing and masonry flashing is also done by a Mason. Mason is designated as Bricklayer under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

Masons do a variety of residential work including restoring damaged brick work, putting up ornamental or retaining walls and constructing brick driveways, patios, chimneys, and glass block walls. As brick-related products have evolved in recent years, Mason have also become involved in laying bricks, stone or similar materials to provide veneer facing to walls and fireplaces and other decorative installations. Some Masons construct industrial and commercial buildings although there appears to be a trend towards less structural brick work being done now. They are also involved in heat-related work, installing firebricks to line chimneys, furnaces, kilns and boilers. Prefabricated materials, mortarless bricks, and factory-assembled panelized masonry are trends that have changed the nature of Masons work.

The Bricklayers technical training requires all apprentices to complete a practical assessment for each level, as well as a standardized examination for each level. Information on completing the practical assessment and SLE will be written on the last day of class: April 12, 2019.