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Apprenticeship / Trades

Concrete Finisher

Concrete finishers place and finish concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, bridge decks and other concrete structures. For more information, see the Designated Trades Profile on Alberta’s Tradesecrets website.

Contact

Any of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Offices located throughout Alberta. For a list of office locations and telephone numbers, click on “Contact Us” on the home page of the Tradesecrets website (tradesecrets.alberta.ca).

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act [pdf], you do not have to be certified if you are self-employed or work for an employer who is satisfied that you have the skills and knowledge expected of a journeyperson certified by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. To learn the trade, you must become a registered apprentice.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship in Alberta is 3 years (three 12-month periods) that include 1,200 hours of on-the-job training in each period and 4 weeks of classroom instruction in the first and second years.

Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprenticess.

Working in Alberta

Concrete finishers trained in other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by Alberta or have the skills and knowledge expected of a journeyperson certified in Alberta. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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