Industrial Painters 


Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper, and other finishes to interior/exterior surfaces of buildings.


Work: People in this group work in construction companies, contractors in roofing, insulation, construction, glass installation, painting, floor covering, and building maintenance. They may also be self-employed.

Title Examples: Assembly Painter, Aviation Painter, Industrial Products Painter, Manufacturing Painter, Spray Paint Operator

Useful Secondary School subjects: Industrial Arts, Business English, Math

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate

Requirements: In general, you usually need a high school diploma. You may need trade certification in the province / territory where you'll work. To gain trade certification, you usually need an apprenticeship or a combination of experience and trade courses. Qualified tradespersons in this group may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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