Painter and Decorator

Painters and decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and specialty finishes.

NOC: 7294

Designation Year: 1964

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Painter and Decorator, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Painter (QC), Painter and Decorator - Commercial and Residential (ON)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Painter and Decorator trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills painters and decorators need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Painter and Decorator trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Painter and Decorator examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Painter and Decorator Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Painter and Decorator.

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