Cabinetmakers

Cabinetmakers

NOC
7272

Use a variety of woods and laminates to construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

31
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.00
$14.50
Low
$21.00
High

Median Salary

$33,905
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

292
 

% Working Full Time

98%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Cabinetmakers use a variety of woods and laminates to construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products. They are employed by furniture manufacturing or repair companies, construction companies and cabinetmaking contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Cabinetmakers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to be made, or prepare specifications
  • Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on wood
  • Operate woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, mortisers and shapers, and use hand tools to cut, shape and form parts and components
  • Trim joints and fit parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit using glue and clamps and reinforce joints using nails, screws or other fasteners
  • Sand wooden surfaces and apply veneer, stain or polish to finished products
  • Repair or restyle wooden furniture, fixtures and related products
  • May estimate amount, type and cost of materials required.

Also Known As

  • cabinetmaker
  • cabinetmaker apprentice
  • custom wood furniture maker
  • furniture cabinetmaker
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in cabinetmaking is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces and territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified cabinetmakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

5.5%
Female
94.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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3.6%
15-24
12.5%
25-34
19.6%
35-44
32.1%
45-54
28.6%
55-64
3.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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11.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
40.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
20.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

66.7%
Manufacturing
22.8%
Construction
3.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
7.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

23.20%
Northeast
33.90%
Southeast
7.10%
Southwest
25.00%
Central
10.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$26,141
Northeast
$37,702
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$33,609
Central
$26,500
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$18.00
$14.50
Low
$21.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$33,905

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,778

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$33,905

Newfoundland

$33,381

Prince Edward Island

$35,491

Nova Scotia

$27,005

Canada

$32,281
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

36
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

73
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-42
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

116