General Carpentry (403A)

General Carpenters work mainly with wood, wood-substitutes, or other materials such as drywall, plaster, steel, copper or tiles. General Carpenters may construct, erect, install, maintain or repair various structures and be responsible for framing and forming or finishing cabinets, doors, stairs and other major wooden structures.

Please see the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 7271

Job Related Skills

Exterior finishing, framing, formwork and foundations
Interior Finishing
Scaffolding and Erecting Swing Stages
Expert knowledge of wood products and how to select the best material for a job
Laying out, measuring, cutting, assembling and joining various materials
Using power and hand tools safely and efficiently on the job
Estimating and calculating effective to complete a project
Understanding job site safety procedures and effectively using them to work and stay safe
Reading and understanding blueprints and drawings

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). Please note that the minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. The Carpenters Local 2222 recommends grade 12 Math and grade 12 English coupled with a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprentices having these assets have demonstrated increased apprenticeship completions and Red Seal examination success. Completion of a 7,200-hour Apprenticeship includes a combination of on-the-job work experience and complete there mandatory eight (8) week blocks of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.


How to obtain a Certificate of Qualification

Once apprentices have completed the required schooling and work experience, they may write the Carpentry Certificate of Qualification examination through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. To be successful and achieve the “Red Seal” certification and individual must score a minimum of 70%.

Drywall, Acoustics & Lathing Applicators (451A)

Drywall, Acoustics and Lathing Applicators erect exterior structural steel studs and sheeting, shaft wall systems, and install and finish lath and drywall, partition walls and furring, ceiling systems and access flooring types as well as applying thermal and sound insulation.

Please see the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 7284

Job Related Skills

Installing drywall, pre-fabricated panels and partition walls.
Exterior structural steel studs and sheeting.
Installing and framing exterior walls, doors, windows, affixing anchors and bracing.
Reading, interpreting and applying blueprints.
Using a transit, laser level, measuring tape, water level, dry line, ladder or scaffold.
Thermal and sound insulation, sound attenuation blankets.
Installing and sealing vapour barriers.
Understanding job site safety procedures and effectively using them to work and stay safe.
Use of power tools and equipment that are related to the job at hand

Apprenticeship Requirements

To become a Drywall Acoustics and Lathing Applicator, a grade 10 education is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that the minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. The Carpenters Local 2222 recommends grade 12 Math and grade 12 English coupled with a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprentices having these assets have demonstrated increased apprenticeship completions and Red Seal examination success. Completion of a 5,400-hour Apprenticeship includes a combination of on-the-job work experience and complete 2 mandatory eight (8) week block of expanded class time of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.


How to obtain a Certificate of Qualification

Once apprentices have completed the required schooling and work experience, they may write the Drywall Certificate of Qualification examination through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. To be successful and achieve the “Red Seal” certification and individual must score a minimum of 70%.

Floor Covering Installer (448A)

Floor Covering Installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Please see the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 7284

Job Related Skills

Resilient tile
Resilient sheet goods
Carpets
Solid wood and laminate floating floors
Gluing down carpets and tiles

Apprenticeship Requirements

To become a Floor Covering Installer, a grade 10 education is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that the minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. The Carpenters Local 2222 recommends grade 12 Math and grade 12 English coupled with a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprentices having these assets have demonstrated increased apprenticeships completions and Red Seal examination success. Completion of a 6,000-hour Apprenticeship includes a combination of on-the-job work experience and complete two mandatory eight (8) week blocks of in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.


How to obtain a Certificate of Qualification

Once apprentices have completed the required schooling and work experience, they may write the Floor Covering Certificate of Qualification examination through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. To be successful and achieve the “Red Seal” certification and individual must score a minimum of 70%.