Featured Trades Profile

Each month, we feature one of our 13 affiliated trades. With many exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades, what is stopping you from learning more?

Trades Profile

Painters are responsible to apply finishes in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial construction projects. In doing so, they prepare surfaces such as wood, drywall, stucco and metal, etc., for paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, and fireproofing.

Painters will read job specifications to determine the amount of materials that they need to complete a project. They clean surfaces through scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steaming. Painters remove old wallpaper and paint, repair cracks and other holes in walls, and apply sealer as necessary.

For more information on becoming a Painter, please contact Jonathan below, or check out this career path document.

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades – District Council 39

Business Manager: Jonathan Gaul
Phone: 902-450-5068

Did you know?

Trade unions in Nova Scotia invest more than $7 million in training annually.

There are over 2,700 apprentices in Nova Scotia’s Building Trades

Interested in other careers in the Building Trades? Check out our Building Trades Careers section.