Carpenter Apprenticeship

A Carpenter is a person who performs all work in connection with the assembly and erection of false-work and forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction. They install interior and exterior finishing metals for residential, commercial, and industrial projects, while conforming to plans, specifications and local building codes. Apprentices are required to attend a total of 28 weeks of technical training courses over this 4 year apprenticeship.
*Carpentry is currently undergoing Harmonization* 
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship is currently undertaking the Harmonization Initiative in 30 Red Seal Trades by 2020. British Columbia is an active participant in this initiative. The goal of Harmonization is to substantively align apprenticeship systems across Canada by making the apprenticeship training requirements more consistent in the Red Seal trades. For more information on the Harmonization of the Carpenter program please see as well as the below implementation timeline. If you have any questions regarding Harmonization or your training schedule please contact our office. 
 Harmonization Implementation Timeline
 Level 1: Mar 31, 2017
 Level 2: Apr 1, 2018
 Level 3: Apr 1, 2019
 Level 4: Apr 1, 2020

Outcome: Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Carpenter. 

Achieving your Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will provide you with a set of nationally recognized and transferable skills that will provide you with an opportunity for employment across Canada. 

All trades offered at Okanagan College lead to the Red Seal

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     Foundation Program:Carpenter/Joiner
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