Concrete finishers - Emploi d'avenir
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Concrete finishers

Smooth and finish freshly poured concrete.

With your nimble hands and determination, you’ll make concrete structures look like new. In your job, everything will be “set in concrete.”

Average salary31$ / hour


Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. They are employed by construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or they may be self-employed.


  • Conventional
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
  • Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
  • Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
  • Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
  • Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
  • Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
  • Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete
  • Waterproof, damp-proof and restore concrete surfaces
  • Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.



              Preparing and finishing concrete

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              This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

              • Capitale-Nationale
              • Mauricie
              • Estrie
              • Chaudière-Appalaches
              • Laval
              • Centre-du-Québec
              • Grande région de Montréal

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