Job for the future Carpenters

Average hourly wage


Job description

These individuals build, install, and repair structures made of various materials (wood, steel, etc.).

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.
People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.

Main tasks

  • Study plans to determine the technical specifications of the structures to be built and calculate the necessary materials.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable building codes.
  • Erect foundations.
  • Install floor beams and lay flooring support.
  • Erect pre-assembled framing and roofing components.
  • Adjust and install carpentry elements (doors, stairs, etc.).
  • Maintain and renovate wooden buildings.
  • Supervise personnel.
  • Produce evaluative estimates, as required.


Most training programs are offered in French only.


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Code : 5319

Placement rate: 85.2%

7.6% of graduates pursue further studies

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Targeted regions

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • All regions/national

Last update: March 17, 2023


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