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.
To apply online, click here.
Please note: MITT values continuous improvement in our programs and reviews programs on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. This program is undergoing revisions. Applicants should be aware that courses and content are subject to modification. Please check back for further details.
At A Glance
Duration5 months full-time
Tuition Fees$2,450.00 (2017/18); $2,650.00 (2018/19)
books$318.00 (issued by instructor, subject to change)
additional supplies$180.00 (purchased by student, subject to change)
additional student fees$81.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.
Next start dates:
Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:
- Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
- Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.
Applicants must also have:
- English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)
For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.
Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.
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)