Carpenter

Skilled Trades

Job Description

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You want to make a difference working in a green job
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You like machines
  • You like getting to the root cause of breakdowns

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Completion of secondary school is usually required. Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in carpentry is usually required to be eligible for trade certification. Trade certification for carpenters is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories. Trade certification for framers is available, but voluntary, in Saskatchewan. Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified carpenters upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Vancouver Island University
George Brown College
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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