Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.
In general, you usually need a high school diploma.
You may need trade certification in the province/territory where you'll work.
To gain trade certification, you usually need an apprenticeship or a combination of experience and trade courses.
Qualified tradespersons in this group may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.