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Start Drywall Finishers Training Today!

Date: July 31, 2018
Author: IUPAT Team
Categories: Blog, Drywall Finishing, Recruitment


Drywall finishers are a critical part of construction and renovation teams in Ontario, especially across the GTA. As housing stock continues to expand, and people continue to invest in upgrading or renovating their existing properties, the demand for drywall finishers shows no signs of stopping. This career path could be ideal for you, and you can start training right away!

Who should consider a career as a drywall finisher?

As with all careers in the trades, drywall finishers are typically people who like working with their hands, and are comfortable doing physical tasks. Drywall finishers mainly work indoors, and should be comfortable working at heights as they may be installing decorative cornices or ceiling medallions on scaffolds. This career requires a strict attention to detail and a willingness to work collaboratively with a team. Willingness to travel within the province is also considered an asset.

Where can I get trained?

Training for drywall finishers and plasterers is offered through the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC), located in Woodbridge Ontario.

What should I expect in terms of time and cost?

You’ll need to complete 5400 hours of training. There will be a 12 week block of in-class learning and the rest will be hands on training, all of which is arranged through IFSTC. This training will cost $900. Following the coursework, you’ll be required to complete an exam to become certified, at a cost of $150. You are also responsible for purchasing your own tools for the job, which are estimated to cost about $400. If these costs seem out of reach for you, don’t worry! There are plenty of grants available to help with costs, and you’ll be earning while you learn.

When can I start My Drywall Finishers Training?

We can help you get started right now! Contact us at 416-630-9604 or by emailing info@dc46.iupat.on.ca to get started in your new career as a drywall finisher today!

July 31, 2018

Start Drywall Finishers Training Today!

Drywall finishers are a critical part of construction and renovation teams in Ontario, especially across the GTA. As housing stock continues to expand, and people continue to invest in upgrading or renovating their existing properties, the demand for drywall finishers shows no signs of stopping. This career path could be ideal for you, and you can start training right away!

Who should consider a career as a drywall finisher?

As with all careers in the trades, drywall finishers are typically people who like working with their hands, and are comfortable doing physical tasks. Drywall finishers mainly work indoors, and should be comfortable working at heights as they may be installing decorative cornices or ceiling medallions on scaffolds. This career requires a strict attention to detail and a willingness to work collaboratively with a team. Willingness to travel within the province is also considered an asset.

Where can I get trained?

Training for drywall finishers and plasterers is offered through the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC), located in Woodbridge Ontario.

What should I expect in terms of time and cost?

You’ll need to complete 5400 hours of training. There will be a 12 week block of in-class learning and the rest will be hands on training, all of which is arranged through IFSTC. This training will cost $900. Following the coursework, you’ll be required to complete an exam to become certified, at a cost of $150. You are also responsible for purchasing your own tools for the job, which are estimated to cost about $400. If these costs seem out of reach for you, don’t worry! There are plenty of grants available to help with costs, and you’ll be earning while you learn.

When can I start My Drywall Finishers Training?

We can help you get started right now! Contact us at 416-630-9604 or by emailing info@dc46.iupat.on.ca to get started in your new career as a drywall finisher today!

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