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Painters and Decorators  (NOC 7294)
North Shore Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Painters and decorators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Truro, Amherst, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pictou, Springhill, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

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.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Painters and Decorators in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-21
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-05-16
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-05-25
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-16
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-09-12

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
  • The Sydney Airport will receive $1.3M in federal funding to help repair taxiways
  • Southwest Properties will begin construction of buildings in 2015 on the $500M Motherhouse property development in Rockingham. The project will take several years to complete, and will include 1,976 residential units.
  • A $21M roadway construction project at Halifax Stanfield International Airport has begun and will be completed in mid-year 2015. Dartmouth-based Brycon Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract.
Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 Week of Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2014
  • 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.
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.