So, you think you might want to be a Carpenter?

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Job Description

Carpenters construct, renovate and repair residential, institutional, commercial and industrial (I.C.I.) structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials.

They can work for a wide array of employers in BC’s Construction Sector, including new home builders and renovation firms, construction firms, building owners and users, building developers and government departments. Many Carpenters are union members and a significant number are self-employed.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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Industry Training Authority (ITA)
Salary & Job Information
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For more information on how much Carpenters make, the expected number of future job openings and where the jobs are, as well as current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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