non – apprenticeship
AT A GLANCE
Drywall, also known as gyprock, is made of gypsum that has been pressed between two outer layers of paper.
Drywall tapers (aka drywall finishers) prepare a wet compound (white mud), press it into joints, nails or screw holes in the drywall and cover the wet material with tape. When a high level of finish is required, they may also apply two more coats of compound, each of which is sanded to make it smooth.
The work environment of drywall tapers is normally found 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:
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 a career as a Drywall Taper might be a great fit for you!
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:
|LOW WAGE||MEDIUM WAGE||HIGH WAGE|
$12.00 / hour (average in MB)
$20.00 / hour (average in MB)
$31.50 / hour (average in MB)
$14.00 / hour (Winnipeg)
$20.00 / hour (Winnipeg)
$32.00 / hour (Winnipeg)
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