Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH CAN I EARN?

Trades people in the wall and ceiling industry earn a significant income that enables them to afford a fulfilling lifestyle. Of course, income advancement is dependent on continued education, job performance and skills growth.

DO I HAVE TO FINISH SCHOOL BEFORE I ENTER INTO THIS INDUSTRY?

We strongly encourage you to complete high school before pursuing any career. Talk with your career counsellor or industrial arts teacher to discuss the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program and start your career while in school.

WILL I NEED POST SECONDARY EDUCATION TO ADVANCE IN THE INDUSTRY?

Once you enter the industry you can join the Trades Training program to become a certified tradesperson and grow your skills with on-the-job and industry driven technical training.

WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE CAREER GROWTH?

The diversity of career paths available enables workers to remain active in our industry for many years. Career advancement positions can include: supervision, estimating, sales, and management just to name a few.

WHAT HOURS WILL I BE EXPECTED TO WORK?

A normal work week is approximately 40 hours. You may have the option of working additional hours on some projects.

WILL I HAVE TO TRAVEL?

You may have the opportunity to travel if your employer has projects outside your resident city.

WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK YEAR-ROUND?

In B.C., the wall and ceiling tradespeople commonly work full-time year-round.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG TO WORK IN THIS INDUSTRY?

As with any construction trade, you will be required to lift and stretch. It is recommended that you be able to lift in excess of 20 kilograms.

CAN A FEMALE WORK IN THIS INDUSTRY?

Yes, we are looking for both men and women to become certified tradespeople.