Fast Fact:

Plastering is one of the oldest construction trades. It has been used for over 5000 years.

How Do I Start?

Contact the local building trade office for assistance. We’ll be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. We can also help you contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Commission to register you as an apprentice.

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Go ahead, put up walls

The plasterer and drywaller puts the muscle onto the bones of the structure. As a plasterer, you will work outdoors to apply layers of stucco to finish homes and workplaces. As a drywaller, you will cut, tape, fill and sand to create a smooth surface. Inside and out – you prepare the structure for its final touches.

Are you creative with an eye for detail? Physically strong, like to work indoors or out – as long as it’s with a team? This might be the trade for you!

Frequently asked questions:

Where can I study for this trade?
There are no study programs in Saskatchewan for Plasterers at this time. Please contact us to find out information about pursuing an apprenticeship in this trade.

Is this trade Red Seal certifiable?

Not in Saskatchewan at this time.

What if I don’t have my grade 12? Can I still look into this trade?
Yes. The academic requirements for entry into this trade are not related to high school grade level. If you do NOT have grade 12, contact Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Commission to have your academic qualifications assessed.
Click here for the Sask Apprenticeship website. Or email Sask Apprenticeship.

I am a new high school graduate. Does this help me?
Yes. Employers do usually prefer workers who have grade 12, and a grade 12 diploma guarantees you have met the academic requirements for entry into this trade.

Why should I apprentice with an organized/unionized tradesperson?

Entry to this trade program requires the partnership of an employer and the supervision of a certified journeyperson. Working with a unionized tradesperson means you will do your required on-the-job training with a skilled, professional employer who will mentor you through your apprenticeship, ensuring you have the highest quality work experience in the safest of working environments.

An added bonus is that being involved with an organized/unionized tradesperson from the start helps you to network as you build your new career.  

You can do it on your own, but why would you? Nothing worthwhile is ever constructed alone.