Concrete Finishers are hands-on, collaborative tradespeople who create, repair and maintain the solid structures that surround and support us—from foundations to walls, sidewalks, and more. 

As a Concrete Finisher, you’ll be required to use the various tools and equipment needed to install, maintain and repair concrete structures. You’ll also use your math and problem-solving skills to determine the best approach to concrete treatment and repairs. 

You’ll get to practice precision, shaping the concrete around us into not just dependable structures, but visually pleasing ones as well.

What You'll Learn

  • How to finish freshly poured concrete 
  • How to apply curing and surface treatments  
  • How to install various concrete structures  
  • How to install anchor bolts, steel plates and other fixtures 
  • How to repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged concrete structures 

Key Job Skills

  • Coordination and focus 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Concrete finishing tools and techniques 
  • Concrete quality control 
  • Safety techniques 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 12 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3240 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$22.00 — $38.05

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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.