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Everything You Need to Know About Bricklaying Jobs in Canada

It seems like everyone is packing their bags and heading to Canada these days. As a country it offers everything you would expect from modern western infrastructure, including great roads, huge shopping complexes and excellent amenities, and we've all heard the stories about how friendly and accommodating the Canadian people are to foreigners!

But what about bricklaying jobs in Canada? Are there any? Could you support yourself comfortably by working in this field? What is the money like? We answer all these questions and more, as we give you the lowdown on everything you need to know to get yourself set up in Canada.

Unlike most of the rest of the western world, the Canadians haven't been too badly hit by the recession. Sure, things aren't quite as rosy as they were three or four years ago, but consumer spending is still high and there is a growing confidence in the Canadian economy thanks, in part, to the fact that it is excellently equipped in terms of natural resources to adequately provide for itself without needing to import huge amounts.

This is all well and good, but what does that mean for the building industry and, in particular, bricklayers? Well, it means that Canada is doing reasonably well, and that means that there is plenty of building work going on throughout the country. Experienced bricklayers are in high demand, and you could even qualify to emigrate permanently thanks to your trade.

The wages range from $13 to $35 per hour, depending on the location of the work (some areas of Canada have much lower average wages than others, but also have a much lower cost of living) and your level of experience, and the working week generally consists of 40 hours.

In most cases, a full driving license is essential. You may or may not need to take the Canadian driving test, depending on your country of origin as not all countries have a license exchange scheme with Canada. In many cases the ability to speak French is also an important asset to have, and could mean the difference between getting the job and missing out.

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