Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project

Red Seal, Journeyperson and Apprentice Carpenters are required on the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project all throughout 2023.

Below you’ll find what certifications and other requirements are needed for this trade on this project. Requirements can change from one project to the next, so be sure to read the trade profile (this page) for the project you’re hoping to work on.

If you’ve got questions, we’re here to help. Just email or call 1-888-567-2242.


Working conditions and other requirements:

  • Extended shift hours, in changing weather conditions.
  • Busy, noisy, and dusty environments on dynamic terrains with multiple trades working together.
  • Personal Protective Equipment will be required (e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.)
  • Construction jobs may require workers to be in good physical condition with the ability to lift heavy weight.
  • Frequently alternating between standing, kneeling, and lifting positions in elevated or cramped spaces.
  • Kneeling, crouching, bending, and stooping in a ditch while installing or repairing sewers line.
  • Must have good observational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have a good understanding and the ability to follow safe work procedures.
  • Have good communication & interpersonal skills.


Experience, qualifications, and certifications that are considered an asset:

  • Journeyperson (Valid Red Seal) or Apprenticeship Carpentry certification preferred.
  • Experience working in heavy civil construction.
  • Ability to operate electric hand tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Experience in civil utility location, installation and repair (gas, water, sewer, storm).
  • Able to spot equipment and trucks around underground and overhead utilities.
  • Ground Disturbance Level 2, Fall Protection, Fall Arrest, Aerial Work Platform, OFA Level 1 Confined Space Entry and Asbestos training is considered an asset.
  • Rigging certificate and knowledge of hand signals to provide ground support communication for Tower Crane Operator.
  • Ability to place and vibrate concrete and strip non reusable form work.
  • Respirator Fit Test and must be willing to be clean shaven and wear a respirator for some select positions.
  • Class 5 Drivers License or higher considered an asset.
  • Site Ready BC including WHMIS required (details will be provided by BCIB upon employment).