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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 Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).


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 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. And, registered apprentices who have completed their training and 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 2020-21

Basic (0575) (240 hrs)
CARP 10 Safety in Construction
CARP 11 Construction Materials & Tools
CARP 12 Construction Materials & Tools – Lab
CARP 59 Plans, Specifications & Codes 1
CARP 60 Estimating, Calculations & Layout 1
CARP 86 Introduction to Metal Cutting & Welding
CARP 22 Access Structures/Health and Safety

Intermediate (0576) (240 hrs)
CARP 13 Residential Building Studies – Finishing Practices
CARP 14 Energy Efficient Construction
CARP 15 Residential Building Studies – Structures
CARP 19 Residential Building Studies - Lab
CARP 77 Estimating, Calculations & Layout 2
CARP 80 Plans, Specifications and Codes 2

Advanced (0577) (240 hrs)
CARP 16 Applied Construction Math
CARP 17 Commercial Building Studies
CARP 18 Commercial Building Studies – Lab
CARP 82 Plans, Specifications and Codes 3
CARP 83 Estimating, Calculations and Layout 3
CARP 23 Timber Frame and Wood Joinery

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:


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable


    "The teachers at SLC are a wealth of knowledge and I appreciated their points of view which will allowed me to be a better business person and carpenter."

    Kris S

    Program Contact

    Barry Botham

    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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