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Available at: Cornwall | Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0575
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0576
Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0577

Carpenter programs offered at St. Lawrence College include the in-school training of the General Carpenter Apprenticeship as defined by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The Carpenter Apprenticeship program covers the theory and practice applications required under the Ontario apprenticeship-training program.

After completing all three levels and the required number of hours of job-site experience, apprentices are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification Exam for Carpentry.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.


Current Grant Opportunities

This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and to encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000 which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. Registered apprentices who have completed their training, become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification, can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit

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Program Duration

8-week blocks

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

Classroom and administrative fees will be applied. For information contact the Skilled Trades Office 613-544-5400, ext. 1376 or toll-free 1-866-826-3338.

International Fees

Additional Costs

Books and supplies: estimated $100 per year.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2019-20

Basic (0575) (240 hrs)
CARP 150 Safety, Material, and Tools
CARP 151 Plans, Specifications and Code I
CARP 152 Estimating, Calculations and Layout I
CARP 153 Welding for General Carpenter Apprentices

Intermediate (0576)(240 hrs)
CARP 250 Residential Construction
CARP 251 Plans, Specifications, and Codes II
CARP 252 Estimating, Calculations and Layout II

Advanced (0577) (240 hrs)
CARP 350 ICI Construction
CARP 351 Plans, Specification and Codes III
CARP 352 Estimating, Calculations and Layout III

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    For all three levels of training the apprentice must be:

    • sponsored by an employer;
    • registered with the Ministry Advanced Education and Skills Development;
    • registered with the Ontario College of Trades.


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable


    I have been really enjoying the studying in the ESL classes here and have learned a lot from them, especially in writing and speaking activities. The classes give us all kinds of grammar and sentence skills to improve our academic writing ability. They are always vivid and challenging. There are a lot of interesting discussions, speech, debating and presentations to improve our communicating skills. I am able to practice more and have made many times of my speech or presentation with much confidence, which I can’t imagine in the past. Moreover, our teachers are so amazing and always available to help us in English studying or other problems. In addition, studying here gives me a great chance to meet the people from different countries and learn different cultures. In fact, I have made many friends from different countries here. Because we should communicate always in English, I have improved my speaking greatly.

    Michelle Yuping Wan

    Program Contact

    Mark MacDonell

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    For start dates contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities in your area;

    Contact your local office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities:

    135 North Front St
    Belleville, Ontario, 
    K8P 3B5
    Tel: 613-968-5558 
    or 1-800-953-6885 
    Fax: 613-968-2364

    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,
    Cornwall, Ontario,
    K6H 1Y4
    Tel: 613-938-9702
    or 1-877-668-6604
    Fax: 613-938-6627

    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,
    Kingston, Ontario,
    K7K 2B9
    Tel: 613-548-1151
    or 1-866-973-4043
    Fax: 613-548-4120

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