The title “Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)” describes a person who, because of his or her
knowledge, training, and abilities, is capable of installing ceiling systems, demountable walls, access flooring,
partitions, soundproofing, metal lath, drywall, exterior prefabricated wall panels, lead shielding, and
interior/exterior metal wall studs in commercial, residential and institutional buildings.
Lathers (Interior Systems Mechanics) have skills and experience in measuring, cutting, and installing
a wide variety of materials. To perform their duties properly, lathers have to co-ordinate their work with
other trades at the worksite.
Some lathers work for years on a single site, such as an office complex, performing similar tasks
constantly. Others are employed by general contractors or subcontractors in firms such as lath and plastering
or interior systems, or they may be self-employed as sub-contractors. Workers in this occupation are often
unionized, in which case they are hired by employers through the union hiring hall.
The duties associated with this occupation may overlap those of carpenters, sheet metal workers,
and drywall tapers.
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Certificate of Apprenticeship
Red Seal Endorsement (Inter-provincial Standards Examination)
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