Mandatory Health and Safety programs for on the job are being offered daily – Monday through Friday – and on going. Please contact the Training Centre @ 416-740-5411 to book your training.

Note: Apprenticeship classes are scheduled to resume in September 2020.
We will contact the apprentices scheduled in classes that were interrupted in the coming weeks.

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Training Centre

5400 hours of
hands-on training.

12 Weeks of
in-school sessions.

1 Exceptional career.

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What Does A Drywall Finisher & Plasterer Do?

Drywall finishers & plasterers prepare drywall panel sections for painters. They apply a ready-mix compound over seams and screw heads and also reinforce panels by using a perforated or mesh compound. Drywall finisher & plasterers fabricate and install cast and prefabricated cornices as well as ornamental and prefabricated plaster moldings. They also apply special coatings and repair drywall blemishes.

Program Highlights

  • Interactive, hands-on classroom environments that promote innovation and excellence
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Partner with several employment service agencies to assist with funding
  • Receive Federal and Provincial government grants and incentives
  • Reimbursement of your course fee after completing 3000 hours of on-the-job training.

Training Schedule & Requirements

  • Academic Entry Requirements: Completion of Grade 10. Minimum of 16 credits including Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted).
  • Training: 5400 hours including one, 12-week block of in-school training
  • In-School Hours: Monday to Thursday – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fridays – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Completion: Once 5400 hours are obtained students must write a Certificate of Qualification exam at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – ($150.00 + HST [cost per exam]) passing will entitle the full journeyperson wage of $37.50 + full benefits.
  • Proof of Canadian Status: Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport


The Drywall Finisher & plasterer program classroom fee is $900.
The fee can be made payable to IFSTC by cheque, money order, cash, debit or credit.