Plasterers and drywall installers - Emploi d'avenir
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Plasterers and drywall installers

Apply finish and maintain or restore plaster on interior and exterior walls. Install drywall and ceiling systems. Install support framework for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls and building partitions.

Whatever trade you choose, you’ll be part of a tight-knit duo. You’ll display your solidarity and keen work ethic.

Average salary33$ / hour


Plasterers apply finish, and maintain and restore plaster or similar materials, on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to produce plain or decorative surfaces. Drywall installers and finishers install and finish drywall sheets and various types of ceiling systems. They are employed by construction companies and by plastering, drywalling and lathing contractors, or they may be self-employed.


  • Enterprising
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

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


      • Clean and prepare surfaces
      • Mix plaster ingredients in trough to desired consistency
      • Apply, level and smooth coats of plaster using trowels, floats, brushes and spraying equipment
      • Trowel or spray coats of stucco over exteriors of buildings to form weatherproof surfaces
      • Finish corners and angles and create decorative designs in finish coat, if required
      • Cure freshly plastered surfaces
      • Mould and install ornamental plaster panels, cornices and trim
      • Spray acoustic materials or texture finish over walls and ceilings.

                    Drywall installers and finishers perform

                    • Measure, cut and fit drywall sheets for installation on walls and ceilings
                    • Position and secure sheets to metal or wooden studs or joists
                    • Cut and install metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
                    • Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife
                    • Tape over joints using taping machine and embed tape in compound
                    • Smooth out excess compound and allow coat to dry
                    • Apply successive coats of compound and sand seams and joints
                    • Fabricate and install suspended metal ceiling grids and place in panels to form acoustical and coffered ceilings.


                            DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)


                            Description of the Plastering program

                            To register for Plastering

                            Pose de systèmes intérieurs

                            Description of the Pose de systèmes intérieurs program (French only)

                            To register for Pose de systèmes intérieurs (French only)

                            More information

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                            This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                            • Bas-Saint-Laurent
                            • Capitale-Nationale
                            • Mauricie
                            • Outaouais
                            • Chaudière-Appalaches
                            • Laval
                            • Laurentides
                            • Montérégie
                            • Centre-du-Québec
                            • Grande région de Montréal

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