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Certificate of Qualification 244H

Restoration Mason

A Restoration Mason is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and structures. They must have a good understanding of the history and architecture of the buildings they work on, as well as the materials and techniques used in their original construction. Restoration Masons may be responsible for repairing and replacing damaged or deteriorated masonry, cleaning and repointing brickwork, and restoring architectural features such as cornices and columns. They work in a variety of settings and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent damage to the historic structures they are working on.

Required Skills & Features

  • Ability to work at height, outdoors, in all weather

  • Knowledge of math, and construction concepts

  • Ability to be thorough and pay attention to detail

  • Patience and be able to remain calm in stressful situations

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


6000 hours, mandatory training prescribed by the local as union as required to advance (each term/level)

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and commercial construction

  • Heavy and civil engineering construction

  • Self-employed workers

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform repairs, maintenance, and renovation tasks on various structures, including industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, castles, high-rise buildings, and bridges.

  • Restore historical structures to their original condition, focusing on stone and wood elements.

  • Assemble ladders and scaffolding, mobile work platforms, traditional harnesses, and industrial ropes for abseiling.

  • Replace roof glass or repair masonry.

  • Paint structures, including bridges and water towers.

  • Inspect buildings for damage following adverse weather conditions such as high winds or prolonged weather exposure.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $37/hr 


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