Overview of Occupation (7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades):
The occupation of Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades is one of the newly added occupations in the recently brought out list of 29 occupations for immigration under federal skilled worker program. This group comprises contractors from the woodwork and the cabinetmaking trade who own and run a business. It also involves supervisors who organize the work being done by different workers. These mostly include cabinetmakers and carpenters. These people are frequently recruited by carpentry contractors, construction companies, and industrial organizations with a maintenance department and so on.
Description of NOC 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades:
This unit group comprises carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who possess and manage their own businesses. This group, in addition, includes supervisors who supervise and organize the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups:
1. Carpenters (7271) and
2. Cabinetmakers (7272)
They are in a job by construction companies, woodwork contractors, repairs departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies.
Education and Employment Requirements of NOC 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades:
•Achievement of secondary school is typically required.
•Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are necessary.
•Journeyman/woman trade certification as a carpenter or cabinetmaker is generally required.
Major Duties of NOC 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades:
Contractors and supervisors in this unit group carry out a few or all of the following duties:
•Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
•Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
•Prepare schedules and other reports
•Supervise, organize and plan the activities of carpenters who construct, 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 that construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
•May manage the operations of own company
•May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and laborers.
•Requisition materials and supplies
•Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
•Train or arrange for training of workers
•Recommend workers actions such as hiring and promotions
Example Titles of NOC 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades:
o Supervisor, Carpenters
o Foreman/Woman, Framers
o Foreman/Woman, Maintenance Carpenters
o Cabinetmaking Contractor
o Carpentry Contractor
o Foreman/Woman, Finish Carpenters
o Foreman/Woman, Form Builders