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Drywall Finisher

A Drywall Finisher Program teaches a student how to prepare, tape, fill and sand all seams, corners and angles. A student will learn how to apply beading, texture, and finish edges. He/She will also be well versed in filling compounds, job estimating, and repairing holes and other damaged portions of the drywall.

A Drywall Finisher Program will usually take 3 years to complete. Upon graduation, a Drywall Finisher should also be well aware of all of the rules, regulations, and safety standards on a federal, provincial, and municipal level.


Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Tapers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.3%
Self Employed: 23.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.3%
Employed Part Time: 6.1%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Wage: $25,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.7%
Self Employed: 3.5%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training