Qualified workman positions

Hourly salary rates and scales (in dollars)

2019-04-02 to 2020-03-31 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31 Rate as of 2022-04-01
Single Rate 24,76 25,27 25,78 26,57

Nature of the work*

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in building, renovating and repairing, in the shop or on the job, cabinetwork, such as period or high-grade furniture as well as decorative pieces, using machine and hand tools.

Characteristic functions

As instructed, the employee in this class of employment draws a plan or sketch of the work to be carried out, selects the wood, traces the design on the wood and uses the appropriate techniques to shape it; he or she assembles and fits the pieces, polishes the wood, applies stains and veneers, adds decorative trim and installs cabinet hardware and accessories. He or she may be required to install high-grade panelling, make period wainscots and built-in furniture, cupboards and other similar woodwork.

On occasion, he or she may be required to coordinate the work of less experienced or nonspecialized workmen.

If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications

Schooling or qualification certificate

Hold a Diploma of Vocational Studies in Cabinet Making or in any other appropriate specialty for the class of employment or hold a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority.


Hold an equivalent valid qualification certificate for the class of employment issued by a recognized body.

*The nature of the work, the characteristic duties and the qualifications required are taken from the Classification Plan.