Construction Craft Worker

Certificate of Qualification 450A

“I like variety in my work. My duties can change daily depending on the job and the site I’m working on.”

A Construction Craft Worker (Also known as a Labourer) works on a wide variety of structures, such as residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional sites as well as hydro-electric dams, roadways, bridges, tunnels, mining and railways. They may also work on utility, landscape and pipeline projects.


  • Site preparation and cleanup

  • Setting up & removing access equipment

  • Working on concrete, masonry, steel, wood and pre-cast erecting projects

  • Handling materials and equipment and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities

  • Site security

  • May specialize in operating off-road vehicles, drilling and blasting, scaling, sandblasting, high pressure washing, diving, tunnelling and performing emergency rescue

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Eagerness to develop new skills and show initiative

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • A strong work ethic & positive attitude

  • Well organized, punctual & reliable

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self employed

Apprenticeship Program

2400 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 10 minimum, Grade 12 numeracy/literacy preferred

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$35.95/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

Construction craft workers are the backbone of any jobsite. They are often the first craft on the project and the last to leave.

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