Where it Can Take You
Most carpenters are employed by construction contractors, are self-employed, or do construction or maintenance work for government agencies, utility companies or manufacturing firms. Journeyperson wage rates vary, but generally range from $22 to $34 per hour, plus benefits.
Carpenters may advance to foreman, subcontractor, construction superintendent or contractor. They are involved in every step of construction, and this overall knowledge is an advantage when applying for supervisory positions.
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Graduate Information & Opportunities
Red Seal Certification
Apprentices may attempt the Interprovincial Exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. A Red Seal ensures recognition of your certification throughout Canada without further examination.
Blue Seal Certification
Individuals possessing a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, an Alberta Qualification Certificate, an Alberta Occupational Certificate, or a valid recognized credential are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.
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