Trades & Industrial

Carpentry

NOC-7271

To apply for Carpentry technical training programs near you, click here or call the SIIT Joint Training Committee at 306-477-9303 or 1-877-282-5622.

Program Description

Do you enjoy building things and working with your hands? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry? If so, SIIT’s Carpentry level programs may provide the training that you need to complete your apprenticeship and become a Red Seal carpenter.

SIIT offers all four levels of technical training for the Carpentry trade at trade shops in Saskatoon and Regina, with some levels offered in select community locations. To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade. Once all levels of technical training are complete, apprentices can challenge the Red Seal Exam and be recognized as a Journeyperson Carpenter Canada-wide.

Apprentices and Red Seal Carpenters (NOC 7271) can find employment with construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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Admission and Apprenticeship Requirements

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  • Regular Grade 10 or GED
  • Any Math 10, including:
    • Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10
    • Foundations of Mathematics
    • Pre-Calculus 10
  • Science 10
  • No modified or general classes
  • You must be currently working in the trade and have worked for at least SIX months.
  • The Carpentry trade is physically demanding- you must be physically fit to work in the trade.

To apply for Carpentry technical training programs near you, click here or call the SIIT Joint Training Committee at 306-477-9303 or 1-877-282-5622.

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Technical Training Levels and Courses

There are four levels of technical training available at SIIT. All are required for completion of apprenticeship in the Carpentry Trade:

  • Level One – 7 weeks
  • Level Two – 7 weeks
  • Level Three – 7 weeks
  • Level Four – 7 weeks

Course content in Carpentry level training includes the following topics:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Scaffolds and Rigging
  • Building Materials
  • Tools
  • Construction Documents, Drawings and Quantity Surveying
  • Site Layout
  • Foundations
  • Concrete
  • Floor and Roof Framing and Coverings
  • Exterior Wall Coverings, Windows and Doors (with hardware)
  • Wall Systems and Interior Finish
  • Transits
  • Cabinets
  • Concrete and Wooden Stairs

Tuition and Fees

Apprenticeship Level 1 Technical Training

SIIT’s Joint Training Committee Pays Level 1 Tuition on behalf of the Apprentice.

Apprenticeship Level 2 Technical Training

SIIT’s Joint Training Committee Pays Level 2 Tuition on behalf of the Apprentice.

 
Apprenticeship Level 3 Technical Training
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
$735 (Payable to SATCC) $- $- $735
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.
Apprenticeship Level 4 Technical Training
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
$735 (Payable to SATCC) $- $- $735
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.
Additional Fees- U-Pass - Saskatoon and Regina Transit Bus Passes
UPass
$260 per year

$130 per semester

The U-Pass is a City Transit bus pass for students that allow you to save on transportation costs. The U-Pass fee is provided at a reduced cost compared to a standard monthly City Transit pass and is mandatory for most SIIT students in Saskatoon and Regina. You may use the U-Pass as many times as you would like during the academic term. Students who meet certain requirements can opt-out of the U-Pass. Please contact the Admissions department for more information.
Please note: U-Pass fees are subject to change.
Funding

Depending on your status, different forms of financial assistance are available to you. Please click here to explore options for funding. If you require assistance finding funding, please contact supportservices@siit.ca.

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method
  • 50% hours in-class theory and 50% hours hands on practical training in the trades shop. Class is held Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day.
  • A few hours per week of independent (homework) learning.
  • Personal Protective Equipment needed for shop training and employment is provided by SIIT.
Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

For Carpentry students, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required to graduate from each level and is mandatory to qualify for trade time credit.

If you have been approved for funding, you must maintain the attendance required by your sponsoring agency to remain eligible to receive payment.

Graduation Requirements and Credential

To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade. Students must pass each level exam with at least a 70%.

For each Carpentry level obtained, graduates will receive an SIIT Transcript and 210 hours trade time credit.

Career Path

Career Opportunities & Salaries

Graduates of carpentry levels can expect to find employment and apprenticeship as 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.

In Saskatchewan, the average annual salary for Carpenters is $ 52,300. (https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/hire-train-and-manage-employees/labour-market-information). Carpenters are in high demand in Saskatchewan.

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

Apprenticeship Opportunities and Licensing Requirements

To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade.

Upon completion of their apprenticeship and required industry experience, apprentices may write the Interprovincial Journeyperson Examination and obtain a Red Seal.

For additional information on the apprenticeship process for Carpenters in Saskatchewan, click here.

Support for apprentices is available through SIIT’s Joint Training Committee (JTC). The SIIT Joint Training Committee (JTC) has been building careers in skilled trades since 1998! The JTC supports qualified Indigenous individuals to enter the trades as apprentices, complete trade levels, and become Journeypersons. Indenture Fees are paid by the JTC. Services are available province wide.

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