General Carpentry

General Carpentry

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Whether with concrete, framing, scaffolding, or trim work, UBC carpentry professionals provide the crucial work on most every type of structure found in our world. From skyscrapers and hospitals to office buildings, schools, prisons, hotels, bridges, infrastructure, and beyond, carpenters are responsible for bringing the blueprints for these structures to life.

From foundations to finishes, estimating and calculating, professional carpenters are there.

Commercial and general carpentry professionals work with a variety of materials, in a variety of settings–indoor and outdoor, urban and rural, far above ground or below grade. UBC carpenters are skilled in layout, measuring, cutting, erecting, and joining materials together. Their work is used by signatory contractors, who rely on the skills, productivity, and attitude of UBC members to deliver the quality of work that our contractors' customers have come to expect from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

Apprenticeship Requirements

To become a General Carpenter, a grade 10 education is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Completion of a 7,200-hour Apprenticeship includes a combination of on-the-job work experience and completion of mandatory eight (8) week blocks of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain a Certificate of Qualification.