Painters and related

Painters and related

NOC
7294

- Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

Apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

107
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.00
$15.00
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$21,125
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

842
 

% Working Full Time

82%
 

% Working Full Year

42%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors and building maintenance contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Painters and decorators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read specifications to determine quantities of materials required
  • Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; and sandpaper and apply sealer
  • Mix and thin paint to obtain desired colour and texture
  • Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fibreglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • Measure, cut and apply wallpaper or fabric to walls
  • Assemble and erect scaffolding and swing stages
  • May advise customer on selection of colour schemes and choice of wall coverings
  • May provide cost estimates to clients.

Also Known As

  • construction painter
  • maintenance painter
  • painter
  • painter and decorator
  • painter and decorator apprentice
  • paperhanger
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for painters and decorators is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified painters and decorators upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

9.7%
Female
90.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

6.5%
15-24
10.4%
25-34
13.0%
35-44
33.1%
45-54
32.5%
55-64
4.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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34.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
36.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
15.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
11.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

81.8%
Construction
2.6%
Wholesale trade
2.6%
Health care and social assistance
13.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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9.80%
Northeast
29.40%
Southeast
32.70%
Southwest
23.50%
Central
4.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$28,181
Northeast
$22,672
Southeast
$25,205
Southwest
$24,316
Central
$11,869
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$18.00
$15.00
Low
$25.00
High

Southeast

$18.00
$16.00
Low
$24.00
High

Southwest

$18.19
$15.00
Low
$28.17
High

Central

$17.50
$14.00
Low
$21.93
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$21,125

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$35,264

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$21,125

Newfoundland

$28,001

Prince Edward Island

$22,737

Nova Scotia

$18,942

Canada

$20,546
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

107
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-18
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

124
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

366
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-27
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

391