The Carpentry program provides students with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in the construction industry, including home building and renovations. Our program covers all practical skills and knowledge that you’ll find in the Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship program, plus additional topics found in higher levels of the Apprenticeship training program.
You'll graduate into an entry-level position in the booming construction industry, which already employs 1.4 million Canadians but will need at least 322,000 additional workers over the next 10 years. Our program will allow you to jumpstart your career in one of the most needed occupations in the country.
If you are a high school student, please visit our Carpentry (High School) page here.
NEW!! MITT is proud to announce our first Women in Trades Entrance Scholarships for programs starting in January 2020! Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to women entering any of the MITT trades programs listed below, in addition to one $500 scholarship specifically for women enrolled in Carpentry.
To be considered all you need to do is apply to an eligible program no later than November 30, 2019! Recipients are chosen based on grades from the high school Math and English entrance requirements submitted during the program application process.
- Auto Mechanics
- CAD Technician
- Electrical Applications
- French Electrical
- Industrial Mechanic / Millwright
- Industrial Welding
- Motosport Technician
- Industrial Electronics
- Students must be female/identify as female
- Full-time post-secondary
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident
At A Glance
Duration5 months full-time
Tuition Fees$2,850.00 (2019/20)
additional supplies$180.00 (purchased by student)
additional student fees$174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Next start dates:
- Fall 2019 (September start) -This intake is closed.
- Winter 2020 (February start) - Apply today!
- Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm
Applicants must have a Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:
- Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent; and
- Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50% or higher, or equivalent.
Applicants must also have:
- Demonstrated English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada).
For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.
A complete supply list can be found at http://mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists .
Students who successfully complete the accredited program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects and level for which the program was accredited, gain employment and register as an apprentice within two years of graduating, will receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training and 900 hours in the Carpenter Apprenticeship program.
Trade certification for carpenters is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories. Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified carpenters upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
For information on apprenticeship in Carpentry, go to:
For information on certification in the trades:
- http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/tradespersons/ait.html (Manitoba Trades)