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  NOC 9534 – Furniture finishers and refinishers

To apply under NOC-9534 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Furniture finishers and refinishers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Furniture finishers and refinishers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
  • Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
  • Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
  • Apply lacquer or other sealers
  • Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
  • Clean and polish furniture
  • Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.

Furniture refinishers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
  • Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
  • Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
  • Polish and wax refinished surfaces
  • Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
  • Make minor repairs to furniture
  • May perform duties of furniture finisher.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Furniture finishers and refinishers

NOC 9534 – Furniture finishers and refinishers: example titles.

  • antiquer – furniture finishing
  • decorator – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • finisher – furniture finishing
  • finishing machine operator – furniture manufacturing
  • frame moulding finisher – furniture manufacturing
  • frame moulding painter – furniture manufacturing
  • furniture buffer – furniture finishing
  • furniture decorator – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • furniture enameller
  • furniture finisher
  • furniture finisher and repairer
  • furniture finishing decorator
  • furniture finishing varnisher
  • furniture polisher – furniture finishing
  • furniture refinisher
  • furniture refinishing varnisher
  • furniture reproducer
  • furniture stainer
  • furniture stripper
  • furniture varnisher
  • furniture-finishing machine operator
  • grainer – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • matcher – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • metal furniture repairer
  • ornamenter – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • painter-finisher – furniture finishing
  • piano and organ finisher
  • piano and organ refinisher
  • polisher, wooden furniture – furniture finishing
  • satin finisher – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • shader – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • shellac sprayers – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • spray stainer – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • sprayer, rough shellac – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • touch-up person – furniture finishing
  • touch-up worker – furniture finishing
  • trimmer – furniture finishing
  • wash-off operator – furniture finishing
  • whitener – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • wood finisher – furniture finishing and refinishing
  • wood grainer – furniture finishing and refinishing

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • College, high school or industry courses in furniture finishing or refinishing may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.


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