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What Does A Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems Mechanic Do?

Also known as ‘synthetic stucco’, exterior insulating Finishing Systems combines the best of Drywall Mechanic and Drywall Finishing skill sets. The antiquated construction technique has made an impressive architectural comeback. EIFS is a three-part system. First, exterior walls are installed with rigid foam insulation boards (using adhesive or mechanical anchors). Then, a finishing coat using a finisher trowel is applied. This pre-mixed, coloured texture can be used in endless patterns for added aesthetic appeal.

Program Highlights

  • Interactive, hands-on classroom environments that promote innovation and excellence
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Receive 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: Grade 12 equivalency supported by a High School transcript or High School diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted)
  • Training: 5400 hours including one, 10-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 + HST [cost per exam]) – passing will entitle the full journeyperson wage of $31.84 + full benefits
  • Proof of Canadian Status: Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport


The exterior insulating Finishing Systems Mechanic program classroom fee is $770.
The fee can be made payable to IFSTC by cheque, money order, cash, debit or credit.