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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 hydroelectric dams, roadways, bridges, tunnels, mining and railways. They may also work on utility, landscape and pipeline projects.

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

Apprenticeship Program

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


  • 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

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Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 10 minimum, Grade 12 numeracy/literacy preferred

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Valid Ontario drivers licence

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$41.41/Hr (2022, LiUNA Local 183)

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self Employed

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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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