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Carpenters and Cabinetmakers

Carpenters and cabinetmakers work with wood and other materials constructing and repairing houses and other structures. They work in construction and they do finishing work on interiors.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • Successful completion of an apprenticeship program leading to certification in the trade.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects. Most of these jobs will be medium-term, and fall slightly over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 3.6% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 19.1% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 41.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 40.0% live in other communities. About 45.0% are employed in the Construction industry and 16.4% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.