Summary General Foreman/woman - Residential Construction in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "general foreman/woman - residential construction" was moved from the group Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7204) to the group Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 72013).
Find key facts and figures about working as a general foreman/woman - residential construction. The following information is applicable to all Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 72013).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades supervise and coordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Carpenters (72.310) and Cabinetmakers (72.311). They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies. Contractors may be self-employed.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Prepare production and other reports
- Supervise workers and projects
- Co-ordinate and schedule activities
- Oversee apprenticeship training
- Recruit and hire workers and carry out related staffing actions
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