Job requirements Drywall Installer And Finisher Apprentice in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a drywall installer and finisher apprentice in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers (NOC 7284).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program in plastering, drywalling or lathing or A combination of over three years of work experience and some high school, college or industry courses in plastering, drywalling or lathing is usually required.
  • Plasterer trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
  • Drywall installer and finisher trade certification is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
  • Trade certification for lathers (interior systems mechanics) is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the Yukon.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified lathers (interior systems mechanic) upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Drywall Finisher And Plasterer Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) (wall And Ceiling Installer) Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia Drywall Finisher And Plasterer Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Ontario Drywall, Accoustic And Lathing Applicator Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Dry Wall Finisher And Plasterer Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Plasterer Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Interior Systems Installer Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Saskatchewan Drywall And Acoustical Mechanic Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Lather (interior Systems Mechanic) Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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