Drywall Finisher & Plasterer

Certificate of Qualification 453A
❝ I love the creativity and applying the finishing touches ❞
Drywall finishers and plasterers surface, tape and finish drywall (gupsum). They apply, maintain and restore plaster and similar materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to make them more decorative, soundproof and fire-rated.

Key Skills & Attributes

Indoor and outdoor work 

Good hand-eye coordination 

Manual dexterity

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Math and English

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$42.56 /hr

Apprenticeship Program

The length of the apprenticeship for a drywall finisher & plaster is 3000 hours including one, 12-week block of in-school training.


Prepares drywall panel sections for painters. applies a ready-mix compound over seams and screw heads reinforces panels by using a perforated or mesh compound applies special coatings and repair drywall blemishes

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Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Self employed

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Did you know?

More than 20 billion square feet of drywall is manufactured in North America every single year!