Frequently asked questions


I’m looking for a woodworker for a contract?

Since each course must respond to specific goals in accordance with the framework plans of the Ministère de l’Éducation, the ÉÉAM does not accept contracts from individuals. In addition, our bulletin boards and networks are reserved for internal posting, which means that we do not run classified ads. You can visit the directory of members of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec to find a cabinetmaker in your area.

The ÉÉAM occasionally accepts special projects from organisations or companies if they are relevant to our school. Contact us to present your project.

I am looking for a woodworker for a job or an apprenticeship?

The ÉÉAM does not provide an internship or placement service. In addition, our bulletin boards and networks are reserved for internal posting, which means that we do not post advertisements or job offers.

Can I have access to your workshops and equipment?

Workshops are reserved at specific times for college students or continuing education participants. However, graduates of recognized cabinetmaking schools and participants who have completed the Cursus technique EN of ÉÉAM general public courses have access to the ÉÉAM’s incubator workshop « l’Atelier Incubateur ».

Do you accept furniture, wood or tools in donation?

We occasionally accept donated furniture if they present a teaching, historical or aesthetical interest. Send us your pictures!

General public courses

Who can register?
Anyone 18 years and over can register to courses marked for beginners. For intermediate courses, you must have completed Apprentice 1 or the equivalent. Equivalency can be evaluated by sending us a photo of something you have built, or by sending us a certificate for a course taken in another institution.

How do I register for a course?

    • From the list, select the activity you want to register for.
    • Choose your account (or create an account by following the steps).
    • Click on | Ajouter au panier |.
    • Fill out the form.
    • Proceed with the payment.

How to pay?
Payment is made at the time of registration, by credit card, via Stripe, a secure payment processing platform.

Do I have to buy my own material?
Unless otherwise stated, all the materials required for your course are provided, according to the template presented.

Do I have to provide my own tools or protection equipment ?
We will lend you all the necessary tools and protection accessories you need (protective earmuffs, goggles and steel-toed shoe covers). You can bring your own protection accessories if you have them. For safety reasons, you must plan to dress in work clothing around machinery: tight-fitting clothes, long hair tied, no jewel. You must also not wear bandages or splints on arms and legs, in order to avoid accidents.

What should I do if I am late for class?
Oops… my class began… an hour ago! The teacher may not let you in if they have already explained how to use a machine or have given the safety guidelines and they deem such information is essential to the safe operation of these machines.

How can I cancel my registration?
You may cancel your registration at any time by writing to us at: Your registration will be cancelled upon receipt of this notice. If you cancel your registration BEFORE the start of the course, you will receive a full refund of the registration fees paid.

If you cancel your registration AFTER the start of the course, the following fees will be deducted from your refund:

    • the cost of courses already taken;
    • a penalty under the law. This penalty is the lesser of $50 or 10% of the price of the courses that were not taken.

Please note that a minimum number of participants is required for the ÉÉAM to offer a course. The ÉÉAM reserves the right to cancel a course if the number of registrations is deemed insufficient. In this case, the registration fee will be reimbursed in full.

college program

What are the general admission requirements for the technical college degree in Fine Woodworking?
The technical college degree in Fine Woodworking (DEC) is a three-year daytime program offered in collaboration with the cégep du Vieux Montréal. The École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal offers specialization courses (fine woodworking), while the general education courses are taken at cégep du Vieux Montréal. Students wanting to pursue bilingual studies are registered at the cégep du Vieux Montréal, but take their sponsored general education courses at Dawson College. Since this is a college level program, secondary school must have been completed to attend. This program only accepts new students at the fall session.

How to register?
On the SRAM website.

What are the admission periods?
Beginning of program is only at the fall session. There is no admission at the winter session. Applications can be submitted at the opening of the SRAM system in January, until March 1st, 23:59 for first round admission. Please consult the SRAM website for a more detailed application schedule.

Is it possible to obtain equivalencies for certain courses taken at the postsecondary level?
Once your application has been accepted, an academic advisor will evaluate the possibility to transfer credits for some courses, according to your academic record. Please note that no equivalency is possible for specialization course (beginning by 573).


What kind of expenses can be expected when pursuing this program?
Here is a table showing an approximation of expenses to expect per session. They are mostly tools and materials that you will keep.

What are the expenses for international students?
Students with a French passport: you benefit from the same conditions as Quebec students in terms of fees. To these are added the processing fees for you student visa. See International student fees table for details.

Other passports: tuition fees can be from $12,000 to $18,000 per year.
See International student fees table for details.