Drywall Finisher & Plasterer
Certificate of Qualification 453A
“My job offers a lot of flexibility to work residential or commercial. I take pride in seeing a space become a room.”
Drywall finishers and plasterers surface, tape and finish drywall (gypsum). They apply, maintain & 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
Physical endurance, flexibility and strength
Estimate, calculate size and dimensions of objects
Attention to detail, problem solving and job planning
3000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by one 12-week block of in-class technical training.
Finish, maintain and restore plaster or similar materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to produce plain or decorative surfaces.
Applying, levelling and smoothing coats of plaster
Spraying coats of stucco over the exteriors of buildings to form weatherproof surfaces
Finishing corners and angles and creating decorative designs
Positioning and securing drywall sheets to metal or wooden studs
Cutting and installing metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
Grade 10 Math and English credits
High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New Home Building and Renovation
Did you know?
More than 20 billion square feet of drywall is manufactured in North America every single year!