The City of Cornwall is a progressive community of 47,000, situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. Rich in history and natural beauty, Cornwall offers historic sites, popular campsites, beaches and world-class amenities as well as small town charm and hospitality. Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city, just over 400 kilometres east of Toronto, 100 kilometres southeast of Ottawa and 120 kilometres southwest of Montreal. Cornwall boasts a modern economy led by forward thinkers who have made the city an excellent place for a career and raising a family. For more information, visit

The Recreation and Facilities department is seeking two Carpenters. The Carpenter would be responsible to perform repairs, general maintenance, construct cabinets and to carry out construction & renovation projects in various municipal buildings throughout Cornwall.

Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Be capable of carrying out construction and renovation projects as well as constructing high quality cabinets and furniture.
  • Repair and refinish damaged furniture.
  • Estimate material requirements for specific projects.
  • Provide direction to fellow employees to properly assist in the carrying out of work assignments and all associated work.
  • Operate in a safe manner and be responsible for the proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Adhere to the regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and of the Highway Traffic Act, where applicable.
  • Perform other related duties.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be a qualified “General Carpenter” Trade code 403A as per the Ontario College of Trades;
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years experience in the carpentry field;
  • Must be physically fit and be capable of performing all job functions;
  • Must be capable of comprehending and interpreting verbal and written instructions;
  • Must be capable of taking and maintaining WHMIS and First Aid training;
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to build high quality finished cabinets;
  • A Class “DZ” operator’s license and being a qualified “Cabinet Maker” Trade code 438A as per the Ontario College of Trades would be considered an asset;

The City offers an hourly wage starting at $30.43 per hour for a 40 hour work week plus a comprehensive benefits package and OMERS pension plan.

The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2023. 

To apply, fill out the application form online and attach your cover letter, resume and proof of qualifications quoting File:  23-175 - Carpenter

The Corporation of The City of Cornwall strives to promote and demonstrate the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the community we serve and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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