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Certificate of Qualification 403A

General Carpenter

A General Carpenter is a skilled tradesperson who works with wood, metal, and other materials to build, repair, and maintain structures, such as buildings, bridges, and highways. They use a variety of hand and power tools to measure, cut, and shape materials and must have a good understanding of building codes and blueprints. General Carpenters may specialize in areas such as framing, finishing, or cabinetry, and work in a variety of settings, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. They must have good physical dexterity and be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication, reading, numeracy & Strong problem-solving skills

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Attention to detail, problem solving & job planning

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


7200 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop building procedures and prepare work sites.

  • Lay out, construct, and install formwork and concrete foundations.

  • Frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs.

  • Complete interior and exterior finishing.

  • Construct heavy framing.

  • Build stairs, posts, and handrails.

  • Lay out, construct, and install door and window systems.

  • Conduct renovations as needed.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $46/Hr


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