Carpenters in Canada
Carpenters make up the largest group of skilled workers in Canada. They build, install, maintain and repair structures made of wood, wood substitutes and other materials.
Carpenters work in construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments or they may be self-employed.
Canada is one of the largest wood producers in the world. Accordingly, a tree in Canada is relatively cheap and affordable material for the construction of private houses and other light structures. Wooden houses and other buildings of wood have an integral part of Canadian culture and its history, most of the private houses in Canada are built of wood. Plotics and woodworkers have always been considered prestigious professions that have always been in great demand in the labor market.
Conditions of employment: Permanent, full-time work with a schedule of 40-50 hours a week. Working conditions for carpenters vary from one job to another. Some carpenters work indoors and work a standard 40-50 per week. Other carpenters work mainly outdoors and may work at different hours depending on the requirements of the project.
Education: High School
Required experience: at least 1-2 years or assistant carpenter. $ 14-15 per hour.
English or French: minimum level.
Average salary: $ 20 – $ 27 per hour.
The duties of a carpenter:
* Measure and mark cut lines on materials using a ruler, pencil, chalk and marker.
Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
* Verify proper structure using plummet and level.
* Shape or cut materials to the specified sizes using a hand tool, machine tool or electric saw.
* Assemble and secure materials for making a skeleton or a support using hand tools and screws, nails, pins or glue.
* Assembling or repairing cabinets, doors, frames, floors and other wooden devices used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpentry hand tools and power tools.
* Installation of scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
* Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace them with a hand tool.
* Install structures and accessories, such as windows, frames, floors and trim, or fasteners, using the carpenter’s hand and mechanical tools.
* Physically fit with strong endurance
* Basic measurement and calculation skills
* Ability to follow safe work procedures
* Excellent observation skills and close attention to detail.
* Ability to work independently, without special supervision, and as part of a team