College Pro Painters

College Pro Painters is the largest student painting company in North America. We paint exterior and interior residential homes. Our positions are perfect for students because we paint our homes in the summertime. Our core competency is providing exceptional leadership and management training and experience to young entrepreneurs and independent individuals. People who work with us seek personal development and are focused on learning new skills in business, communications and leadership.

Does your organization have other locations besides Calgary?

We operate all throughout North America.

How many employees does your organization employ?

We employ over 700 franchise managers and over 3500 painters across North America.

What type of positions do you offer?

Positions we offer include the franchise manager (small business owner) and painter.

What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?

We hire people directly into the franchise manager position if they are the right for the role - it is an extremely challenging position! (don't worry we train you how to run the business). The franchise manager hires their own painters and they teach them how to be successful and paint at a quick pace with good quality work! Often our successful painters become franchise managers the following summer. Successful franchise managers sometimes become General Managers who oversee a region and develop even a greater skill set!

What is your hiring process?

Candidates would apply and then go through an interview process. During the process candidates are able to ask alot of questions so they really understand the position and have lots of opportunities to talk to current franchise managers.

How can one apply?

1-800-465-2839 or

What do you look for in employees?

For all of our positions we look for people who have a strong desire to lead people and projects, like to be independent and are goal-oriented.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

We train everyone in a classroom setting, on training jobs and "on-the-job".

How old does someone have to be to work for your company?

At least 17 years old to be a painter. Our franchise managers are anywhere from 18-30.

How much will employees get paid?

Franchisee Managers are small business owners. They take on more risk but the reward and learning can be great. The amount they make depends on how much they want to work and how many painting crews they can manage. In Calgary, summer profits have ranged from $5000 to over $80,000; an average for a first year manager is about $15,000. Painters are paid on an hourly basis and generally make between $10-14 per hour.

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?

Visit our website at

Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

College Pro is involved every summer doing a lot of charitable paint jobs from churches to community centers to families in need. We are proud of our "Calgary's Ugliest Home" contest and our work with student groups throughout the province