Painters apply a range of coatings to beautify, identify and protect interior and exterior surfaces and structures from weather, UV, chemicals, abrasion and fire. From office towers and retail stores to bridges and pipelines, a Red Seal painter does it all.
Repair, clean and prepare wood, plaster, stucco, stone, concrete, brick, steel and other materials
Apply paint and other materials using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
Read specifications and calculate the area to be painted and the amount of paint needed
Select, mix and thin paints and stains to produce the desired colour and appearance
Prepare surfaces by scraping, wire brushing, or sanding to a smooth finish
Put up scaffolding and set up ladders
Provide cost estimates and requisition or order materials, equipment and supplies
What You’ll Need
3 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Millwrights install, service, diagnose and repair all types of industrial machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. They work on a range of equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines and mining equipment using a combination of hand, power and precision tools. Millwrights can also weld and fabricate.
Detect and troubleshoot mechanical problems
Repair or replace defective machinery parts Assemble and install machinery and equipment using tools
Carpenters construct, maintain and repair structures made of wood and wood substitutes, steel, concrete and other materials. They can work with construction companies, carpentry contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they can be self-employed.
Read and interpret blueprints and drawings
Calculate requirements and prepare layouts to follow building codes
Plumbers install, remodel and maintain systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating, air conditioning and many other systems. Because they work in all kinds of industries, there are nearly endless work opportunities.
Read blueprints and drawings for plumbing system layouts, water supply networks and waste and drainage systems
Determine piping system requirements and pipe sizing
Cement masons/finishers construct, level and finish freshly poured concrete. They install, maintain and restore concrete structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings and walls, sidewalks, roads, patios and high-rise buildings. In this career, they can work with construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or can be self-employed.
Direct placement of concrete, check formwork and steel reinforcement materials
Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures