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Youth Applicants General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Are you interested in learning to build and working with your hands? Do you enjoy physical work and operating power tools? If so, you may be interested in the General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Program. No previous experience required.


The General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Program is geared towards youth looking to gain training and experience as a carpenter in the construction / renovation industry. There is no cost to participate in the program. Over the 32 week program, participants will obtain:



- Exposure to the Construction / Renovation Industry
- General Carpenter Apprenticeship Level  1 Training
- Pre-employment workshops
- Further skill development through a paid work placement in the carpentry field
- Safety equipment
- Secondary trade exposure in Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Application




Program Eligibility

- Minimum of Grade 10 or equivalent
- 18 to 29 years old
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Youth must be available to devote to full-time studies
- G license is an asset or commitment to obtaining it as soon as possible

Program Application & Selection

The General Carpenter Pre-Apprentice program is run annually. Therefore, demand is expected to be high. Interested participants that meet the program eligibility are required to complete the following selection process:

- Complete a Program Application Form
- Attend an Information Session
- Participate in a Panel Interview
- Complete a Language, Reading Comprehension and Applied Math / Mechanical Reasoning Skills Assessment

If you wish to apply, please complete the program application and submit it to the email address or fax number indicated at the top of the form.


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