Framer Certificate

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June 24 – September 13, 2024 – Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Course Information

Course accessible when funding is available


Manitoba Home Builder’s Association approached the Manitoba Construction Sector Council to develop a framer course that would address skill gaps in the homebuilding industry. Framing is a high-demand occupation in construction. This program focuses specifically on framing a house. It is designed for the entry level construction worker who wants a specific skill set to find or keep employment. The framers course will teach technical skills (knowledge of tools, equipment and processes) and will embed safety training and Essential Skills throughout the program (reading, measurement, document use, communication, physical dexterity, working from heights, working with others).


  • Indigenous Communities
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • Manitoba Construction Sector Council
  • Red River College (full-time pre-employment day program)

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Delivery Method


Course Duration

12 weeks’ full time in class & on the worksite

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Interest in working in the construction industry


  • Two credits in a mature student status high school diploma (Carpentry Fundamentals, Framing)
  • College Certificate (Assinibione Community College & Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  • MCSC Certificate

Completion Requirements

  • Regular Attendance – in class and at all worksites
  • Completion of Assignments
  • 70% Pass Mark

Credit Transfer

  • Learners may apply to colleges for transfer credit
  • Learners may be recognized in the Mature Student Status
  • High School Diploma program

Registration Instructions

Contact the Manitoba Construction Sector Council via our Program Assistant below.

Home Builder Flow Chart

See the following chart to see the program flow for the Home Builder Employment Preparation Program.

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Course Modules

Module 1

Identify components and apply information from blueprint drawings.

Module 2

Identify and follow processes and procedures for framing.

Module 3

Identify and use tools and equipment to frame a house.

Module 4

Demonstrate an awareness of standards of best practice.

Module 5

Identify products and select appropriate materials to use for framing.

Module 6

Identify Processes and follow procedures for wall and roof framing.

Module 7

Identify and use appropriate measurement and numerical calculations to frame a house.

Module 8

Explain energy-efficient practices used in homebuilding.

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Program Assistant

Harleen Kaur

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Harleen assists MCSC project managers in preparing training and presentation materials for program delivery. She supports the financial manager with administration requirements and databases. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operation in a busy work environment.

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