Carpenters - Emploi d'avenir

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Construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials.  

Being strong, skilful and meticulous, you’ll be able to repair and renovate all types of housing and buildings. Whether you work for yourself or an employer, you’ll keep busy.

 
Average salary30$ / hour
 

Description

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.

Main tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements
  • Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
  • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials
  • Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and roof systems
  • Fit and install trim items, such as doors, stairs, moulding and hardware
  • Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments
  • Supervise apprentices and other construction workers
  • May prepare cost estimates for clients.

            Training

            DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

            Carpentry

            More information

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            This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

            • Capitale-Nationale
            • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
            • Chaudière-Appalaches
            • Laval
            • Lanaudière
            • Laurentides
            • Grande région de Québec

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