Apprenticeship training

Carpentry

Get your Carpentry Red Seal

Carpentry is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. Earning your Carpentry Red Seal Endorsement marks you as a skilled worker, opening job opportunities for you across Canada.

The Carpentry Apprenticeship program consists of four levels of training with seven weeks of in-school training in each of the four levels.

You attend a seven-week training program each year. Classes are designed to include both theory and practice. The program prepares you to write the Interprovincial Examination leading to final Red Seal certification.

If you are not currently working as an carpenter, you may consider enrolling first in UFV's Carpentry foundation program to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. As a graduate of the program, you get advanced apprenticeship placement when you find an employer to sponsor you.

Please email apprenticeship@ufv.ca if you have any questions.

Upcoming schedule

Level 1 harmonized

October 28 -December 13, 2019 - waitlisted

April 14 - May 29, 2020  - waitlisted

Level 2 harmonized

 April 14 –May 29, 2020 - waitlisted

 April 2021 - waitlisted

 April 2022 (tentative date)

Level 3 harmonized

 October 28–December 13, 2019 - waitlisted

 February 24 - April 9, 2020 - waitlisted

 September 2020 (tentative date)

February 22- April 9, 2021

Level 4

 January 6 -February 21, 2020

Janaury 4 - February 19, 2021

Please note: this schedule is subject to change

For any questions please contact Trades@ufv.ca

Steps to apply

  1. Submit an online application through the UFV portal for the Carpentry Apprenticeship program (please note you will apply for apprenticeship but not a specific level as that will be determined in step 2).
  2. You will then receive an email, to the email address you submitted on the application, asking for additional information (level required, ITA #, employer, etc).
  3. You will then be scheduled for the next available intake.

Apprenticeship Tax Credits

If you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you may qualify to receive grants and subsidies.

Please visit the ITA website for more information.

There are also tax credits available for employers sponsoring students through their apprenticeships.

Fees and costs

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1 — fees and costs 2019/20
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $960.33
Student Fees $156.45
Total for tuition & fees 1116.78
Books (approximate) $878.00
Total $1994.78

 

 

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2 — fees and costs 2019/20
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $960.33
Student Fees $156.45
Total for tuition & fees $1116.78
Books (approximate) $760.00
Total $1856.70

 

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3 — fees and costs 2019/20
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $960.33
Student Fees $156.45
Total for tuition & fees $1116.78
Books (approximate) $668.00
Total with books (approximate) $1784.78

 

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4 — fees and costs 2019/20
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $960.33
Student Fees $156.45
Total for tuition & fees $1116.78
Books (approximate) 628.00
Total $1744.78

Please note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Revised: September 2018

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