Job requirements Apprentice Industrial Painter And Decorator in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an apprentice industrial painter and decorator in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) (NOC 7294).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for painters and decorators is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified painters and decorators 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 Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Painter And Decorator Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Painter And Decorator Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Nunavut Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario Painter And Decorator - Commercial And Residential Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Painter And Decorator -industrial Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Painter And Decorator Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Painter Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Saskatchewan Painter And Decorator Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Painter And Decorator 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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