Wall & ceiling installers frame interior walls and install window frames, doors, partitions and computer floors. They hang drywall, T-bar ceilings and suspended ceilings


  • Use architectural blueprints to lay out walls and ceilings for a project
  • Assemble interior and exterior walls, ceilings and partitions
  • Install pressed-steel door and window frames
  • Insulate walls for acoustic or thermal conditions
  • Involved in ceiling work variations such as T-bar and intricate ceilings
  • Install computer access flooring

What You’ll Need

Entrance Requirements

High School (recommended prerequisites):

  • Grade 12 recommended

Apprenticeship Program: 4 years of training, including 6,000 hours of work-based training and 540 hours of technical training hours and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Strong numeracy & problem solving skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Manual dexterity & good balance
  • Ability to understand blueprints & codes
  • Ability to work outdoors in diverse weather
  • Ability to get along well with co-workers
  • Ability to work at heights

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Hourly Pay

$20 – $36*/hr *2020 rates

Projected Growth


10% over the decade
compared to 2020*

*BuildForce Canada

You can read and interpret blueprints.

You have manual dexterity.

You have good hand-eye coordination.

Did You Know?

Wall & ceiling installers can set the pace for most commercial construction projects. They are one of the first trades on a project site (after the concrete is poured) and one of the last trades on site (to install the ceiling tile).