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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: TBD
Length: 24-week program
Cost: Free (Tuition, Tools, Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certifications)

What you will learn:

  • Essential and Employability Skills Development
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Exposure to Electrical as a Secondary Trade
  • General Carpenter Apprenticeship Training Level 1  (9 weeks) *See Curriculum Outline*
  • Work Placement (8weeks)

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)

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: 

    Chantelle Bear
    Project Lead - FPC Contract Training