Wage & Benefit Rates

The sections below provide a brief overview of some of the trades DC38 represents, as well as links to view the wage and benefit rates.

For more information about our benefits package, click here.

Industrial Painters

An industrial painter applies specialized coatings, paints, and finishes to various surfaces found in industrial settings, such as machinery, equipment, or structures. They ensure proper surface preparation, adhere to safety protocols, and use techniques like spraying, brushing, or rolling to achieve desired protective and aesthetic results.

To learn more about Industrial Painting click here, or contact Justin at 604-523-5337 or jchapman@dc38.ca

Commercial & Institutional Painters

A commercial/institutional painter is responsible for painting and decorating interior and exterior surfaces in commercial buildings, institutions, and public spaces. They prepare surfaces, apply paint, stains, and coatings, and ensure a high-quality finish. They work on projects such as offices, schools, hospitals, retail stores, and other commercial or public facilities.

To learn more about Commercial/Institutional Painting click here, or contact Justin at 604-523-5337 or jchapman@dc38.ca


A glazier is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in working with glass and various glazing systems, which include curtainwalls, storefronts, unitized systems, entrance systems, canopies, skylights, bath/shower enclosures, mirrors, and glass partition walls. Glaziers’ work is typically residential, commercial, or service. Glaziers also handle tasks like caulking, installing flashing, working with building membranes, and repairing glass components to ensure proper functionality and aesthetic appeal.

To learn more about glazing click here or contact Marv at 604-523-5334 or mmagnison@dc38.ca

Wall & Ceiling Installers & Drywall Finishers

About Wall & Ceiling Installers & Drywall Finishers

The wall and ceiling sector can be split into two distinct groups – those who install the steel studs and drywall (Wall & Ceiling Installer or Lather), and those who finish the surfaces for paint or other applications (Drywall Taper/Finisher)

A Wall and Ceiling Installer is responsible for the construction and installation of walls and ceilings, including framing of the walls, hanging drywall or panels, installing drywall and t-bar ceilings, and ensuring structural integrity and proper alignment. On the other hand, a drywall finisher focuses on the final stages of drywall installation, applying joint compound, taping, and sanding to achieve a smooth surface ready for painting or wallpapering.

To learn more about Wall & Ceiling Installers click here or contact Kevin at 604-523-5332 or kweston@dc38.ca

Hazardous Materials Workers

A hazardous abatement worker is tasked with the safe removal and disposal of hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead, mold, or other contaminants. They follow strict protocols, wear protective gear, and use specialized techniques to minimize exposure risks and ensure compliance with regulations during the remediation process.

To learn more about Hazardous Materials Abatement click here or contact Kris at 604-523-5330 or klocsin@dc38.ca