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Certificate of Qualification 424A

Reinforcing Rodworker

A Reinforcing Rodworker, also known as a rebar worker, is a skilled tradesperson who is responsible for installing reinforcing steel bars, also called rebar, in concrete structures. They must have a good understanding of blueprints and drawings, as well as the ability to use a variety of tools and equipment to cut and shape rebar to the required specifications. Reinforcing Rodworkers may be responsible for bending and tying rebar, as well as installing and spacing it correctly within the concrete forms. They work in a variety of construction settings and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job.

Required Skills & Features

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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