Cabinetmaker (Joiner)

Cabinetmakers build, repair, finish and install residential and commercial cabinets (including hardware), wooden furniture and architectural millwork using a variety of woods, laminates, and other products. Cabinetmakers read drawings and specifications and prepare layouts. They also set up and operate woodworking equipment, both power and computerized, to machine wood products and composite materials. Cabinetmakers use various hand and power tools, and precision woodworking tools to perform their work. In some shops, cabinetmakers sand and finish the surfaces either before or after assembly. They also apply finishing products. Some may choose to specialize in areas such as stairs, veneering, sporting equipment, musical instruments, moulding, or finishing.

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - In effect starting April 1, 2023

Program Profile

Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification

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Program Outline

Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers

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Record Book

 

Program Updates:

 

Standard Level Exams (SLE) Updates

  • None

SLE Weighting Charts

Interprovincial Exam Updates

  • None

Interprovincial Exam Information

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(1.PDF 427.51 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(4.PDF 969.23 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 264.47 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 60.25 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 83.04 KB)