General Carpenter Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Receive specialized training in one of the largest training facilities in Ontario.


Apprentices will be trained to use hand and power tools while working with different wood types and products and a variety of construction materials. You will learn the latest installation methods along with the best practices and workplace safety relevant in today’s construction industry.

Upon completion of the certificate of qualification you may be employed as a General Carpenter, Certified Journeyperson, Skilled Trade Worker, Framer or any of the many specialized trades.

Length of Study: 3 Levels. Each level is an 8 week block, 30 hours per week, totalling 240 hours.
Notes: Upon completion, successful students are eligible to challenge the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Your Future Career

  • General contracting
  • Construction companies
  • Residential and ICI sectors
  • Furniture and cabinet manufacturers

What You Learn

  • Advanced wood joinery, building processes and fastening systems
  • Forming, framing, and stair construction
  • Installation of windows, doors, and cabinets
  • Interior and exterior finishes
  • Plan reading, estimating, construction surveying and project layout

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to for additional information.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

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
CRP 200 Residential Construction - Level 2
CRP 205 Plans, Specifications and Codes II - Level 2
CRP 210 Estimating, Calculation & Layout II - Level 2
CRP 300 Commercial Construction - Level 3
CRP 305 Plans, Specifications & Codes - Level 3
CRP 310 Estimating, Calculation & Layout III - Level 3

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit