Concrete finishers place, finish and protect concrete surfaces. They work on a variety of vertical and horizontal surfaces and structures such as concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, stairs, driveways, curbs and gutters, dams, bridges, and tunnels. They also texture, chip, grind and cure finished concrete work and are responsible for the repair and restoration of damaged concrete.
Designation Year: 1993
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Trade title: Concrete Finisher, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Cement Finisher (QC), Cement (Concrete) Finisher (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Concrete Finisher trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Concrete Finisher examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Concrete Finisher Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Concrete Finisher.