Floor covering installers

Floor covering installers

NOC
7295

Install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

35
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.57
$14.29
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$19,116
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

360
 

% Working Full Time

79%
 

% Working Full Year

63%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Floor covering installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. They are employed by construction companies, floor-covering contractors and carpet outlets, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Floor covering installers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered
  • Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding
  • Measure, cut and install carpeting using hand or machine stitcher, seaming iron, bonding tape or other bonding materials
  • Stretch carpeting using knee-kicker or power stretcher and secure carpeting to floor or other surfaces using staple gun or other devices
  • Measure, cut and install resilient floor covering using adhesive, rollers and other hand tools
  • Install hardwood floors, such as strip floors, block floors or plank floors, using glue, staples, nails or other means
  • Inspect and repair damaged floor coverings
  • May estimate material and labour costs.

Also Known As

  • carpet layer
  • floor covering installer apprentice
  • floor covering mechanic
  • hardwood floor layer
  • residential floor and wall covering installer
  • resilient floor installer
  • vinyl floor installer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- to three-year apprenticeship program or Over four years of work experience in the trade and some courses in floor covering installation are usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for floor covering installers is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified floor covering installers 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

4.0%
Female
96.0%
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

6.1%
15-24
16.7%
25-34
21.2%
35-44
33.3%
45-54
22.7%
55-64
0.0%
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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22.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
42.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
19.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
15.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
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

89.2%
Construction
4.6%
Retail trade
3.1%
Manufacturing
3.1%
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.

Data legend

11.90%
Northeast
46.30%
Southeast
16.40%
Southwest
17.90%
Central
7.50%
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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$20,710
Northeast
$21,755
Southeast
$25,396
Southwest
$19,385
Central
N/A
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.

No Data Available

Southeast

$18.57
$14.29
Low
$25.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
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

$19,116

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$29,335

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

New Brunswick

$19,116

Newfoundland

$25,174

Prince Edward Island

$28,413

Nova Scotia

$22,542

Canada

$25,459
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

35
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

45
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

134
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

143