Is this program for you ?

Do you like painting and the heights do not scare you? Become commercial or residential painter! You will work inside or outside in building, house, public place, office or industrial or commercial space.

Your job will be to cover the walls and ceilings with coatings to protect and decorate them as needed. Often you will be perched on a ladder or scaffold.

Program goals

  • Know how to prepare and finish wood, limestone, metal or synthetic surfaces
  • Know how to apply on these surfaces dyes, paints or varnishes
  • Know how to apply wallpaper, vinyl, or fabric
  • Know how to make decoration work (graphic drawing, lettering)

Related skilled trades

  • Apprentice painter
  • Commercial ou residential painter
  • Apprentice decorator (construction)

Fields of work

  • Renovation companies
  • Construction companies
  • Decoration companies
  • Schools
  • Hardware shops
  • Private practice

Job opportunities

  • Very good
  • Business conducive to entrepreneurship


$ 42,100 / year for a journeman


Day: 7:45 to 15:00
Duration: 900 hours
(about 8 months)

Affordable costs

Books: $ 258.21
Attire required: $ 239.60
Additional fees: $ 198.10

Total: $ 695.91

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French program also available — Peinture en bâtiment


Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test , and recognition of equivalent learning.