Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to design finishing systems, to place finishing on old and new furnitures, touching up, alterations, preparing special finishes, restoring furnitures and managing their own company.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
760-111 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
760-121 Apply occupational health and safety rules 15 1
760-132 Apply concepts of colour theory 15 1
760-143 Apply concepts related to finishing products 45 3
760-153 Match opaque colours 60 4
760-162 Prepare surfaces for finishing 30 2
760-177 Develop finishing schedules 105 7
760-188 Finish new furniture 120 8
760-193 Do touch-ups 45 3
760-202 Take furniture styles into account in their work 30 2
760-211 Strip flat surfaces in good condition 15 1
760-227 Apply special finishes 105 7
760-238 Refinish furniture 120 8
760-246 Restore furniture 90 6
760-252 Determine their suitability for starting a business 30 2
760-264 Enter the work force 60 4
900 60

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
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 IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for 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 (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Rosemount Technology Centre/Centre de technologie Rosemont FF3-MY24 D May 31st, 2024
FFN2-MY24 E May 31st, 2024

Furniture Finisher and Refinisher

Furniture refinishers, also referred to as furniture finishers, restore and repair used or aged furniture. They perform finishing (such as stains, varnishes and enamels) on new furniture, strip and sand old furniture. As part of their duties, they may perform special finishing. It is a solitary profession for those with good manual skills who love wood. A job as a refinisher/finisher also requires patience and attention to detail.

Related Training(s)


Average Salary

Furniture Finisher and Refinisher — $16.50

Job Titles

Furniture finisher

Targeted Professions

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