Cement (Concrete) Finisher

Certificate of Qualification 244G

“A good finisher will take pride in their work and complete the job to the highest standard.”

A Cement (Concrete) Finisher installs concrete structures including interior floors and exterior pavements using a variety of methods of construction to produce a variety of finishes, colours and textures in all types of residential, institutional, commercial and industrial buildings.


  • Direct placement of concrete, check formwork and steel reinforcement materials

  • Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills & other fixtures

  • Level top surface concrete according to grade and depth specifications

  • Apply components to cure, waterproof and restore surfaces

  • Use equipment and hand & power tools to create finishes on concrete surfaces

  • Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of concrete structures

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent communication & listening skills

  • Comfortable working indoors and outdoors

  • A strong work ethic and positive attitude

  • Well organized, punctual & reliable

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and commercial construction

  • Heavy and civil engineering construction

  • Self -employed

  • New home building and construction

Apprenticeship Program

4500 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$39.27/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

Cement (Concrete) Finisher should be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time, crouch, kneel, lift heavy materials, and work outdoors in high heat and cold weather.

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