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.


  • 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.