(NOC 7271)

What do Carpenters do?

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

How to become: Carpenters

You usually need a high school diploma.

To gain trade certification as a carpenter, you usually need either a three- to four-year apprenticeship program, or a combination of over four years' work experience and some high school, college, or industry courses in carpentry.

Trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.

Qualified carpenters may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Carpenters

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Trades Fundamentals Certificate
Mechanical Technician - Millwright Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer
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Fleming College
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpenter - General Apprentice (Advanced - Level 3) Certificate; Apprenticeship
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma
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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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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Parts Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
Carpenter Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma; Co-op
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma
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Modified on December 15, 2023

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