Summary Carpenter in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region
Find key facts and figures about working as a carpenter. The following information is applicable to all Carpenters (NOC 7271).
Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region
The job prospects are fair in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region
advertised in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region
- Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments
- Fit and install windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware
- Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and roof systems
- Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials
- Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
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