Carpenter

Carpenters construct, renovate and repair residential, civil, institutional, commercial and industrial structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials. They can work for a wide array of employers, including new home builders and renovation firms, construction firms, building owners, property managers and tenants, building developers and government departments.

NOC: 7271

Designation Year: 1959

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Carpenter, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Carpenter – Joiner (QC), General Carpenter (ON)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Carpenter trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Carpenter examination questionsto prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

Consult the Carpenter Red Seal Exam Breakdown for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Carpenter.

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