Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7204)

About this job

This group includes carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. It also includes supervisors who supervise and coordinate the activities of workers classified in the following groups:

These workers are employed by:

  • construction companies
  • carpentry contractors
  • maintenance departments of industrial establishments
  • custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies
Common job titles
  • carpenter-contractor
  • foreperson, carpenters
  • foreperson, general building construction
  • foreperson, ship joiners / ship builders
  • foreperson, wood frame building
  • carpenter-contractor
  • foreperson, carpenters
  • foreperson, general building construction
  • foreperson, ship joiners / ship builders
  • foreperson, wood frame building

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$59,648

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Contractors and supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who build, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments
  • order materials and supplies
  • solve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • train or arrange for training of workers
  • recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • make sure standards for safe working conditions are met
  • prepare schedules and other reports
  • may manage the operations of own company
  • may also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work generally takes place indoors in a setting that may be noisy.
  • Work also takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification as a carpenter or cabinetmaker is usually required.

Skills

  • Manual Dexterity
  • Spatial Perception
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Object-Oriented
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Carpentry/Joinery

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
90
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
140
Average annual employment growth:
0.3%
Expected number of job openings:
60
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
1,770
Average annual employment growth:
0.3%
Expected number of job openings:
670
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
30
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
60
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
260
Average annual employment growth:
2.3%
Expected number of job openings:
170
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
480
Average annual employment growth:
1.1%
Expected number of job openings:
210

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is some movement among jobs within a specific trade; however, there is little or no intertrade movement.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.