General Carpenter

Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women


This training program is geared towards Indigenous women, or any woman interested in a career in carpentry.

Train to use hand and power tools while working with various construction materials. Learn the latest installation methods along with the best practices and workplace safety to make you employable in today's construction industry.

You will be guided and supported in culturally inclusive strategies during training and placement, with continued support as you transition into the workplace or futher education.

Location: Canadore College, Commerce Court Campus - North Bay
Date: February - July 2020
Cost: Free (Tuition, Tools, Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certfications)

What you will learn:

  • Job Readiness: Essential and Employability/Soft Skills Development
  • Mathematics for the Trades
  • Health and Safety Certification (including First Aid/CPR, Working at Heights, WHMIS and more)
  • Exposure to Electrical as a Secondary Trade
  • General Carpenter Apprenticeship Training Level 1 (8 weeks) 
  • Work Placement (8 weeks)


Future Career Opportunities:

  • General Contracting
  • Construction Companies
  • Residential and ICI Sectors
  • Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturers

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a woman 19 years of age or over
  • A resident of Ontario, and eligible to work in Canada
  • Must meet low-income eligibility criteria
  • Have an OSSD, GED or Equivalent (those without an OSSD, and have a minimum of grade 10 may still be considered)


View application form 

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Further Your Education

Upon Completion Of The Program, Eligible Students May Pursue:

  • Further General Carpenter Apprenticeship Training
  • Other Training Opportunities at Canadore College:
  • Building Construction Technician,
  • Electrical Techniques
  • Mechanical Technician-Welder Fitter
  • Or other post-secondary programs

    To determine eligibility or for more information please contact: 

    Sarah Julian
    Project Lead
    Tel: 705.474.7600 ext. 5366
    Cell: 705.499.6568
    Fax: 705.474.2384

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