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Mount Royal Collegiate
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High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program


In the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP), students in grades 11 and 12 experience all aspects of the residential construction industry by building a home themselves. Students are guided throughout the home-building process by seasoned tradespeople and journeypersons who oversee all stages of development and ensure national building code requirements are met. Students earn up to five high school credits and 640 hours towards an apprenticeship through the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program. Students also receive safety training and certification to mitigate the risk of workplace-related injuries. These certifications support students in obtaining future employment opportunities in the skilled trades.


  • Experience the enormous pride and satisfaction that comes from completing a major residential project, while building your future in the construction and carpentry industry.
  • Earn up to five high school credits and 640 hours towards an apprenticeship through the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program.
  • Receive certificates in Saskatchewan Construction Online Training (SCOT) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) systems.
  • Participate in skills development workshops for related trades, such as brick laying, painting, and interior and exterior finishing.​
  • Get training in WHMIS, CPR, First Aid and fall protection.
  • Work​ with powder actuated fastening systems.


All necessary safety equipment is supplied except for safety work boots, which students must purchase to participate. Students are also asked to bring a 2G USB memory stick to class.


  • Career Work Ed 30A and 30B
  • Practical and Applied Arts 30A and 30B 
  • Credit of choice to be taken in Period 1


To apply, click here​.

The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024.

​Note: Students can continue applying until the end of June. All students who apply after the deadline of March 15 will be placed on a waiting list. Placements will be offered if they become available.


For questions, please contact Karen Kurtenbach at [email protected].