As a Drywall Finisher, you’ll work closely with your peers in a highly physical and hands-on role that will see you through a range of tasks. This includes preparing drywall for finishing, applying tape and fill and sanding all surfaces to ensure they are ready for paint. The work will test your physical and mental stamina, but also immensely rewarding, seeing your progress come to life.
What You'll Learn
- How to use safe work practices
- How to read drawings and use math
- How to install beads and trim
- How to apply tape and fill drywall
- How to sand, apply texturing and repair surfaces
Key Job Skills
- Time management
- Math and specifications
- Drywall repair
- Drywall installation
To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training.
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Exam Breakdowns (Standard Level Exam and Certificate of Qualification)
Drywall Finishers prepare, tape, fill and sand all seams, corners and angles. They also prepare for and apply all decorative fixtures.
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.
How to Apply
Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
Document of relevant work experience
Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted