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Carpenter Apprenticeship

Duration/Start: Levels 1-4/Variable

Credential: Apprenticeship Training

Carpenter Apprenticeship is an obvious choice for those who are good at working with their hands and using hand and power tools.

Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms.

Modern carpentry demands both manual skill and the ability to read drawings, sketches and plans for building information. Carpenters need to work accurately and be able to estimate the cost of jobs. Communication skills are also important since carpenters work with other tradespeople. To be successful in their trade, carpenters must be able to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately, select materials, plan sequences and methods of work, cut and shape materials, check completed units to ensure they are accurate and work with national and local building codes.

More information can be found on the Government of Manitoba website.

For more information, please contact Manitoba Jobs and the Economy:

Apprenticeship Manitoba

100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone: 204.945.3337
Fax: 204.948.2346
Toll-Free: 1.877.978.7233 (1.877.97.TRADE)

You may also contact the Rural Apprenticeship Training Coordinator:

Jenna Smid, SW Region of Manitoba (Phone: 204.573.5512 or Email

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Levels 1-4/Variable

Credential Apprenticeship Training

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus

The Apprenticeship Application / Agreement Process

An individual must find employment with or be working for an employer who will provide quality, on-the-job training. The employee and employer formalize the relationship through an Apprenticeship, administered by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy. During each level or year of apprenticeship training, which varies from two to five years depending on the trade, about 80 per cent of an apprentice's time is spent learning on the job while earning a wage. The remaining 20 per cent, usually taken in a block of time away from work, is technical, classroom-based training.