General Carpenter

Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women


This program is geared towards Indigenous women, or any woman interested in carpentry. Train to use hand and power tools while working with various construction materials. You will learn the latest installation methods along with the best practices and workplace safety to make you employable in today’s construction industry. In addition, you will be guided and supported in culturally inclusive strategies during training and placement, with continued support as you transition into the workplace or further education.

Length: 22 week Certificate program
Location: Canadore College, Commerce Court Campus
Start: Two Intakes. February 2019 and February 2020


What you will learn:

  • Mathematics for the Trades
  • Essential and Employability Skills Development
  • Health and Safety Training
  • 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



Commerce Court Campus

CRP 100           Safety , Material and Tools - Level 1

CRP 105           Plans, Specifications and Codes I - Level 1

CRP 110           Estimating, Calculation and Layout I - Level 1

CRP 115           Metal Cutting and Welding - Level 1


Tuition Fees

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario and is free for qualified applicants. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements, Please call 705-474-7600 ext 5366 to determine program eligibility.



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

    View application form 
    Learn more about Canadore's Residence Facility

    To determine eligibility or for more information please contact: 

    Sarah Julian
    Project Lead
    Tel: 705.474.7600 ext. 5366