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.
At A Glance
Duration5 months full-time
Tuition Fees$2,650.00 (2018/19); $2,850.00 (2019/20)
books$318.00 (2018/19); $280.00 (2019/20)
additional supplies$180.00 (purchased by student)
additional student fees$162.00 Infrastructure/technology (2018/19); $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
*Fees, books and supplies may be subject to change.
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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 will be provided to students with their welcome communication.
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)