(NOC 7271)

Career Description

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials.

Duties May Include


Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and sketches

Prepare layouts to conform to building codes

Measure, cut, shape, assemble, and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, and other materials

Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring, and erect walls and roof systems

Fit and install trim such as doors, stairs, moulding, and hardware

Maintain, repair, and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants, and other organizations

Supervise apprentices/other construction workers

Prepare cost estimates for clients

Examples of Titles

Construction Worker
Wood Worker

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Certificate
General Carpenter Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Building Construction Technician Diploma
Renovation Techniques – Construction Carpentry Certificate
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpentry Certificate; Apprenticeship
Aboriginal Construction Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus
Pembroke, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Carpenter Certificate; Apprenticeship
Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Certificate
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Modified on May 11, 2012