Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors and building maintenance contractors, or they may be self-employed.
construction painter, maintenance painter, painter, painter and decorator, painter and decorator apprentice, paperhanger.
- Read specifications to determine quantities of materials required
- Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; and sandpaper and apply sealer
- Mix and thin paint to obtain desired colour and texture
- Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fibreglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
- Measure, cut and apply wallpaper or fabric to walls
- Assemble and erect scaffolding and swing stages
- Advise customer on selection of colour schemes and choice of wall coverings
- May provide cost estimates to clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Painters and Decorators in North Shore 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-16|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-25|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-16|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-12|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014
- A two-year, $150M reconstruction of the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax will begin in the spring of 2015. Local contractors will benefit, and over 100 engineers and trades persons will be employed at points over the project.
- Halifax-based Southwest Properties indicates that the company doesn't foresee any labour shortage issues affecting its four large Halifax construction projects. The company adds that it can also draw on a regional labour pool.
- Verhagen Demolition Ltd. will begin tearing down the Maritime Building in downtown New Glasgow in August, at a cost of $1M
- Construction will begin in the spring of 2015 on a $140M development in downtown Halifax, which will house a new YMCA and contain residential and commercial space. The YMCA is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
- The Mebertou First Nation has started construction on an $18M sports facility, which will include two pads of ice, an indoor walking track, and a community fitness centre
- Argyle Developments has received final approval for the above-ground construction of the $500M Nova Centre project in downtown Halifax, and work will begin in the next few weeks. Below-ground work has already taken place over the last year.
- Construction will begin in mid-June on the first phase of the Seven Lakes residential development in the Porters Lake area. The seven phase development will have more than 600 homes when completed.
- The 20,000 square foot A.J. Walker & Son Ltd. Building in downtown Truro is being converted into a residential and commercial complex. The multimillion dollar project is 40% complete, and is scheduled to be finished in November.
- Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. will spend $21M on a refit of its pulp mill in Abercrombie Point to reduce its environmental impact. Maritime subcontractors and tradespeople will be used on the project.
- Antigonish-based RJ MacIsaac Construction has been awarded an $11.9M contract to remove the MV Miner from the coast of Scaterie Island
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