(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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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

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

Related Program(s):
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma
Cabinetmaker Certificate; Apprenticeship
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Joinery Certificate
Carpentry Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Trades / Technology Certificate
Carpentry Renovation Techniques Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022