Contractors and supervisors, trades and related workers
A. Machinists, machining and tooling inspectors, and tool and die makers
B. Electricians, electrical power line and cable workers, telecommunication line/cable workers and installation/repair workers, and cable television service and maintenance technicians
C. Plumbers, steam fitters, pipefitters, sprinkler system installers, and gas fitters
D. Sheet metal workers, boilermakers, structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters, ironworkers, skilled welders, blacksmiths, and die setters
E. Carpenters and related workers
F. Machinery and transportation equipment, motor vehicle, and other mechanics
G. Crane operators; drillers/blasters in surface mining, quarrying, and construction; heavy equipment operators; longshore workers; public works maintenance equipment operators; railway track maintenance workers; and water well drillers
H. Workers who produce camera work, printing plates, and cylinders; process film; print text and illustrations; and bind/finish
I. Masons, plasterers, construction workers, installers, repairers, and servicers
1. Construction - 51.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 6.0%
3. Transportation and warehousing - 5.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 4.0%
5. Printing and related support activities - 4.0%
6. Retail trade - 3.0%
7. Wholesale trade - 3.0%
1. You usually need a high school diploma.
2. You need several years' experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade.
3. You may need trade certification in the province/territory where you'll work.
4. Almost 2 in 5 have either a community college diploma or a undergraduate university degree.
3. Machine Shop
The average hourly wages for Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers is $23.23/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.