Carpentry, Short Course | Selkirk College | Burnaby, Canada
49 days
1021 CAD/full
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Carpenters are in high demand, giving you high earning and career growth potential. With this Carpentry program from Selkirk College, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of being an independent contractor or the security of working for larger organizations. 

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Selkirk College is endorsed by the BC Industry Training Authority to deliver all four levels of Carpentry Apprenticeship Technical Training to registered carpentry apprentices.

Each level of training consists of a full-time (30 hours per week), seven-week, on-campus program of study. Activities include classroom sessions where as an apprentice you will learn theoretical principles of carpentry, and shop sessions where knowledge is put to use in the mastery of practical skills.

Harmonized Carpentry Apprenticeship

Note: New Carpenter Apprentices starting the program after April 2017 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. All of Selkirk's Carpentry Apprenticeship classes are now taught the Harmonized curriculum. For an explanation of why Carpentry is being Harmonized in BC please see the Industry Training Authority.

Consider Carpentry If You Are

  • Detail-oriented 
  • Good with your hands 
  • Comfortable working with a team 
  • Hardworking and organized 
  • Easily adaptable to diverse environments 
  • Able to conceptualize and visualize finished products 

Apprenticeship Requirements 

  • 840 in-class training hours, completed in four levels (7 weeks each) 
  • 6,480 practical workplace hours 

Programme Structure

  • Upon successful completion of the Level 4 technical training session, apprentices write the Interprovincial Trade Qualification examination. Those who pass the exam and complete the work-based hours earn the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, the BC Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Red Seal Endorsement.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 49 days

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Carpentry Apprenticeship Academic Requirements

The following admission requirements are specific to the Carpentry Apprenticeship program:

  • Indentured in Carpentry Apprenticeship
  • Active work apprenticeship sponsor
  • Successful completion of previous level
Additional Requirements
  • Physically fit, (mobility/lifting) good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, balance, work at heights & in adverse weather.
  • An interview (in person or by telephone) with the School Chair or designate may be required before entry to the program. Interview results are not used as criteria for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    1021 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1021 CAD for the full programme during 49 days.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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