Carpenter

Carpenters build and repair a vast array of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials. Carpenters assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction and use plans and instruments to prepare for excavating and shoring. On smaller projects, they direct concrete placement, and install exterior and interior finish materials such as siding, doors, windows and cabinets. It is a physically demanding occupation requiring the lifting of heavy tools and materials. As Carpentry is primarily a work-based training trade, mentoring of apprentices and workers is a necessary skill for Journeyperson Carpenters.

Carpentry is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

Education recommendation: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred); English 10 or English-language proficiency; Math 10; Science 10.

 

The Apprenticeship Program is comprised of Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 7 weeks (210 hours) to complete.  In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,360 hours of work-based training.

 

The Foundation Program - which may have stricter entrance requirements - can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2 (refer to SkilledTradesBC for alternative paths into the occupation).

PROGRAM TYPES

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Aug 06 2024Jan 31 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Aug 06 2024Jan 31 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 19 2024Feb 07 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Aug 19 2024Feb 14 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 03 2024May 16 2025

Carpentry Foundation - Enhanced HL

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 03 2024Jan 31 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Apr 11 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Sep 03 2024Apr 11 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

tiwsmawtxw (Powell River)

Sep 03 2024Apr 11 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Comox Valley

Sep 03 2024Feb 21 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 03 2024Mar 06 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Nicola Valley Institute of Tech.

Merritt

Sep 03 2024Feb 14 2025

Residential Construction Foundations Program

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 03 2024Feb 28 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Sep 09 2024Apr 17 2025

Carpenter/Joiner (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 30 2024May 09 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 15 2024Apr 04 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 15 2024Apr 04 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 06 2025Jun 27 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 20 2025Aug 22 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Comox Valley

Jan 27 2025Jul 11 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

Jan 27 2025Jul 11 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Jan 27 2025Aug 21 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 27 2025Aug 21 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 28 2025Aug 22 2025

Carpenter/Joiner (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 03 2025Jul 18 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Quesnel

Feb 03 2025Jul 18 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Houston

Feb 03 2025Jun 20 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Feb 03 2025Jul 17 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 10 2025Jul 18 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 10 2025Jul 18 2025

Carpenter (Harmonized)

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES BEFORE APRIL 2025

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Residential Construction (Carpenter Enhanced)