APPRENTICESHIP - NO
At a glance
Plasterers work indoors and out selecting, mixing, and applying gypsum, concrete, or acrylic mixtures to exterior and interior walls and ceilings to produce plain or decorative surfaces that are fire, weather, or sound resistant.
Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might
find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Careercruising.com)
- New construction sites
- Renovation jobs (commercial and residential)
Other conditions: indoors, outdoors, all weather conditions, standing, bending, lifting, work on high scaffolds, use heating devices in winter
Mini Skills Assessment
If you answer YES to the
questions below, then you should consider becoming a Plasterer!
- Would you enjoy working with hand tools?
- Could you create decorative textures in usual spaces?
- Do challenging conditions excite you?
- Are you comfortable with heights?
Essential Skills Profiles
The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).
Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.
Below you will find salary ranges for entry to senior level positions for a Plasterer or a related field.
(Source: Careercruising.com and/or Manitoba Prospects).
*Effective October 1, 2014 minimum wage will increase to $10.70 per hour.
Salary Range for Plasterers
First Year: $11-$16/hour
After completion of training: $18-$32/ hour
Full-time: $37, 000 - $67, 000
Manitoba Prospects 2013
$40, 110/$54, 600 (reflects Interior Systems Mechanics/Lathers)
Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career.
|Minimum Wage Rate||January 1, 2017 or after|