Students Build Career Profile Carpenter Food badges: Tech, Sales and Support Services Processing and Manufacturing Holland Code: Build It feels good to be providing a necessity to people in your community. Providing a home, or a place for people to work and earn a living, gives us a sense of purpose. Chad Greziuk In A Nutshell I read blueprints and use various tools to work with wood. I measure, cut, and construct frames, doors, floors, tables, chairs and many other structures made of wood and other materials. I often install, inspect, and replace frameworks and walls in buildings. Swipe Potential Salary Range $33,000 - 73,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I typically either work out of my shop, or at the worksite. Both are high-energy, noisy, and exciting environments to work in. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Follow blueprints and building plans Install structures and fixtures Identify different types of wood and know the best uses of each Use power tools, machines, and construction equipment Follow safety protocols and wear protective gear required on the site Inspect and repair previous work Education & Training Many entry level carpentry jobs are accessible through an apprenticeship with a certified carpenter. To become a certified carpenter, most provinces require a mix of apprenticeship hours and technical training and exams. 100all Job Outlook Employment of carpenters is projected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028 as population growth will increase the need for home construction. Carpenters are subject to periods of unemployment as construction contracts end and slow down during colder months. Related School Subjects Arts Education Practical Applied Arts 69 Math Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Construction Build Wood Tools Trades Important Skills Creativity & Innovation Customers often come to me with a general idea of what they'd like me to do, and it takes creativity to bring their vision to life. Detail-Oriented Carpentry is a skill that requires precision; it's very important to focus on every little detail when you're doing such precise work. Patience Doing good work can be slow and time-consuming, but a good carpenter is patient and doesn't rush the job. Mechanical I work with some specialized tools like saws and lathes; feeling comfortable around mechanics is a big part of woodworking. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Pays Well Creative Work Independent Work Work Changes Daily Flexible Work Routine Similar Careers Heavy Duty Mechanic Irrigation Technician Agricultural Equipment Technician Welder Helpful Links Carpenter - What is it and how do you become one? Sisters in the Brotherhood: A Film About Women Carpenters Skills/Compétences Canada Career Glossary Blueprint Framework Lathes References Carpenters. (2020). Carpenter in Canada. (2019). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.