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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

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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 Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • Polycorp Group is preparing to construct a 380-unit, four-building condominium complex as part of the Long Lake Village development in the Cowie Hill and Northwest Arm Drive area of Halifax
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • About $4M will be spent on repairs and upgrades to social housing units in Nova Scotia through investments from the Canada-Nova Scotia Social Housing Agreement. Work is expected to get underway soon.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • Construction could begin in April on a new $2.7M Digby area health clinic. A tender has been awarded to Garland Construction of Tusket, and work should take about 10 months.
Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
  • H.B. White Canada Corp., a Brampton, Ontario-based company, will be the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the Chebucto Pockwock, Millbrook, Truro Heights, and Whynotts Community Wind Projects. Each project is partially owned by the local community.
  • Construction is expected to be completed in April 2015 on the third building in the massive King¿s Wharf development in Dartmouth, with an expected start on the fourth building to be done in the next six months. The project will eventually include more than a dozen buildings, 1,500 residential units, a hotel, and office space.
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.