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NOC: 7271
Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Essential Skill Level Required Example Task
Reading Text 1 to 3 Reads newsletters to stay abreast of news from the union (2)
    Reads installation manuals (3)
Document Use 1 to 4 Interprets labels to follow safety guidelines (1)
    Reads job schedules to plan work tasks (2)
    Completes forms (e.g., applying for work permits) (3)
    Interprets blueprints (4)
Writing 1 to 3 Maintains a job diary (1)
    Writes purchase orders to obtain materials (2)
    Prepares reports for project meetings (3)
*Numeracy 1 to 3 Makes effective use of time and money (1)
    Converts between metric and imperial measurements (2)
    Makes scale drawings (3)
Oral Communication 1 to 2 Interacts with suppliers to order materials (1)
    Communicates with foreman to report on work progress (2)
Computer Use 1 Uses computer-controlled equipment (1)
Thinking Skills 1 to 3 Consults with other carpenters to share their knowledge and experience (2)
    Makes decisions about building structures (2)
Thinking Skills - Problem Solving Data currently being updated
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Thinking Skills - Critical Thinking Data currently being updated
Thinking Skills - Job Task Planning and Organizing Data currently being updated
Thinking Skills - Significant Use of Memory Data currently being updated
Thinking Skills - Finding Information Data currently being updated
Working with Others N/A Mostly works in pairs and may work/direct apprentices
Continuous Learning Must maintain current knowledge of codes, regulations, standards, and materials
Other Aspects Physical Not given
    Must be very safety conscious and reliable, responsible, and productive
    Must continually update knowledge of regulations and new technologies
*Numeracy includes: Money Math, Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Math, Measurement and Calculation Math, and Numerical Estimation.
**Thinking Skills include: Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, and Finding Information.
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Average Salary: 21.05
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To Be successful in this position, a person may need:
Literacy & Basic Skills, Grade 12, College/Apprenticeship
Source: HRSDC
Most Important Skills:
Document Use, Numeracy, Problem Solving
Source: HRSDC
Age Profiles

Age Bracket Age Profile
15 to 24 260
25 to 44 625
45 to 64 525
65 plus 50
Employment Trends

Information not available at this time

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Top Occupational Areas

Sector Number Employed in Niagara Percentage
23 Construction 1190 86.86%
31-33 Manufacturing 125 9.12%
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 30 2.19%
81 Other services (except public administration) 25 1.82%
Source: Niagara Workforce Planning Board
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