Drywall Finisher and Plasterer

Drywall finishers and plasterers surface, tape and finish wallboard (drywall). They apply, maintain and restore plaster and similar materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to make them more decorative, soundproof and fire-rated. They also texture concrete, apply coats of plaster to foundation materials, and install, repair and restore mouldings and ornaments.

NOC: 7284

Designation Year: 2012

Designated Red Seal in: NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Trade title: Drywall Finisher and Plasterer, in NL, NS, ON, PE
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Plasterer (QC)

Occupational Standard for current exams

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Sample Questions

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Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

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