HSAPRed Seal LogoCarpenter

Trade Description:

Carpenters work on a wide variety of tasks associated with building and repairing whole, or parts of, buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. Working in all areas of both the private and commercial construction industries, as well as in maintenance and renovations, carpenters crib basements, build house frameworks, walls, roofs and exterior finishes, and install doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, stairs, handrails, panelling, moulding and ceiling tiles. They are also responsible for building concrete forms, scaffolding, bridges, trestles, tunnels, shelters, towers and other structures.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
4 1,800 10-8-8-8 RRC & ACC (All Levels)
UCN (Levels 1, 2 & 3 only)

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document Unit to Course Comparison Checklist
PDF Document Level Four PDF Document Facility Audit Checklist
PDF Document Practical Exam Information for Candidates

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide 
Sample Exams                                                             Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
6 10,800 Yes
PDF Document Enhanced Application | PDF Document Enhanced Application (FR)
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
__ Assiniboine Community College-School of Trades & Technology Carpentry & Woodworking Program 1
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Carpentry Program 1
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Carpentry Program 1
Frontier Collegiate __ Carpentry Program 1
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Carpentry Program 1
Portage Collegiate __ Carpentry Program 1
__ Lotus Learning Solutions Introduction to Carpentry 1
R. B. Russell Vocational School __ Carpentry Program 1
__ Red River College 5 Month Pre-Employment Carpentry Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Carpentry Program 1
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School __ Carpentry Program 1
Technical Vocational High School __ Carpentry Program 1
__ University College of the North - The Pas Carpentry / Woodworking Program 1
W. C. Miller Collegiate __ Carpentry Program 1