Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)

Lathers handle, erect and install materials that are components in the construction of all or part of a structure. They lay out and install framework for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls, floors and roofs. Lathers install various types of ceilings, shielded walls and sheathing products. They also perform acoustical installations.

NOC: 7284

Designation Year: 1991

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic), in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Drywall and Acoustical Mechanic (SK), Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator (ON), Interior Systems Installer (QC), Wall & Ceiling Installer (BC)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) New

This is the complete description of the activities of the Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) trade. New exams that are based on the new standard are being implemented. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.

Occupational Standard for current exams Previous

This National Standard is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. While some provinces and territories are still using this standard, others have already replaced it or are working towards replacing it with the new RSOS. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.

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Sample Questions

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Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

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