Applications are accepted anytime. Qualified applicants are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.
Application Fee: $44 (domestic); International Student Fees
This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
View upcoming training dates on TTC.
Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Carpenter, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Carpenters perform all work in connection with the assembly and erection of formwork & falsework for concrete, wood and metal frame construction. They also install exterior and interior finishing metals for residential, commercial, and industrial products. All work must meet plans, specifications and local building codes. Other trade skills include layout, rigging/signaling, cutting/welding, and the erection and dismantling of scaffolding.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels. Each level is 7 weeks (210 hours; 840 hours total). This block of training is normally delivered through a SkilledTradesBC approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6360 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 212 weeks of training.
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
Grade 10 or equivalent, including:
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Certificate of Qualification- Residential Framing Technician
Certificate of Qualification- Construction Formwork Technician
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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