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Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing and repair shops or they may be self-employed.
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- Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
- Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
- Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
- Apply lacquer or other sealers
- Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
- Clean and polish furniture
- Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.
- Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
- Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
- Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
- Polish and wax refinished surfaces
- Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
- Make minor repairs to furniture
- May perform duties of furniture finisher.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9494) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring or leaving this occupation. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth, as well as a proportionately larger number of unemployed workers with experience in this occupation that may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region was 43 years and 12% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- Christopher's Spring Water Inc. has submitted a rezoning proposal to construct a water bottling plant in Harrison Mills
- The B.C. Institute of Technology expects to add 272 seats in trades programs after receiving $1.35M in new funding to help equip students for work in the liquefied natural gas industry
- Construction on the new Timms community centre in Langley is expected to begin at the end of August. A Surrey-based construction company has been awarded the $12.85M contract, which will include a weight room, gymnasium and indoor track.
- Versace will be opening its first Versace Home store in Vancouver, located in the Gastown district, by late September 2014
- Nordstrom will be opening a new 230,000 sq.-ft. store in Vancouver by September 2015. The new store will occupy the former Sears location and will be the largest Nordstrom's in Canada.
- The Lark Group started construction at the end of July on the first phase of the $17.7M redevelopment of the Aldergrove border crossing for the Canada Border Services Agency
- E-Comm, a call center that provides 911 services, is undergoing a $60M upgrade to its radio system. The company is also expanding its services to include northern Vancouver Island and interior BC.
- Vancouver has approved a $900,000 plan to attract venture capital funds to the city. By bringing venture capitalists to the city, it will encourage investment in local start-up companies.
- Crypto Think Tank has launched the first Bitcoin ATM in Surrey. The nearby city of Vancouver currently has six Bitcoin ATM's.
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