Furniture finishers and refinishers

Furniture finishers and refinishers

NOC
9534

Finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish, or refinish repaired, used or old furniture.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$23,995
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

115
 

% Working Full Time

86%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing and repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Furniture finishers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
  • Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
  • Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
  • Apply lacquer or other sealers
  • Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
  • Clean and polish furniture
  • Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.

Furniture refinishers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
  • Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
  • Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
  • Polish and wax refinished surfaces
  • Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
  • Make minor repairs to furniture
  • May perform duties of furniture finisher.

Also Known As

  • finishing machine operator - furniture manufacturing
  • furniture finisher
  • furniture polisher - furniture finishing
  • furniture refinisher
  • furniture stainer
  • furniture stripper
  • touch-up person - furniture finishing
  • trimmer - furniture finishing
  • wash-off operator - furniture finishing
  • wood finisher - furniture finishing and refinishing
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • College, high school or industry courses in furniture finishing or refinishing may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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15.3%
Female
84.7%
Male
Employment by age

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8.7%
15-24
21.7%
25-34
17.4%
35-44
34.8%
45-54
8.7%
55-64
8.7%
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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30.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
15.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.0%
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.

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65.2%
Manufacturing
26.1%
Other services (except public administration)
8.7%
Construction
0.0%
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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19.00%
Northeast
38.10%
Southeast
14.30%
Southwest
28.60%
Central
0.00%
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

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N/A
Northeast
$23,026
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$32,132
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
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

$23,995

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$27,585

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

New Brunswick

$23,995

Newfoundland

$28,048

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$31,520

Canada

$30,888
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

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

15
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-13
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

28