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Certificate of Qualification 452A

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

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

  • Ability to interpret blueprints & specifications

  • Very good muscular coordination, agility & balance

  • Willingness to work at various work sites

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


4000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by one 8-week & one 4-week block of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Select, cut, bend, position and secure steel bars or wire mesh to reinforce concrete

  • Read blueprints & specifications to lay out work

  • Safely operate tools & equipment

  • Unload materials to access, relocate and/or hoist as needed

  • Direct crane operators with hand signals or radios


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $46/hr 


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