Sub-Trades

Carpenters construct, renovate and repair buildings and structures made of wood and other materials.

 

What do Carpenters do on the job?

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements.
  • Prepare layouts to conform to building codes, using measuring tools.
  • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials of wood and other materials.
  • Build foundations, install floor systems, lay sub-flooring and erect walls and roof systems.
  • May prepare cost estimates for clients.
  • Fit and install trim items, cupboards and countertops.
  • Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments.

Sub-Trades

Individuals may chose to specialize in one of the Carpenter sub-trades.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.” More information can also be found at http://tradeupsask.ca/carpenter.

Having strong Essential Skills such as reading, writing, document use and thinking can help apprentices succeed in their training and in the workplace. A series of tools have been developed to support apprentices in understanding, assessing and improving their essential skills. These tools can be used independently or with the assistance of a tradesperson, trainer, employer, teacher or mentor.