Construction trades helpers and labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel
B. Assist in demolishing buildings using prying bars and other tools, and sort, clean and pile salvaged materials
C. Remove rubble and other debris at construction sites using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment
D. Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed
E. Tend or feed machines or equipment used in construction such as mixers, compressors and pumps
F. Clean up chemical spills and other contaminants, and remove asbestos and other hazardous materials
G. Oil and grease hoists and similar equipment
1. Construction - 81.0%
2. Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing - 2.0%
3. Transportation and warehousing - 2.0%
4. Public administration - 2.0%
5. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 2.0%
6. Wood product manufacturing - 1.0%
7. Wholesale trade - 1.0%
1. Some experience as a general construction labourer may be required for construction trade helpers.
2. Some pipeline workers, such as stabbers, mandrel operators and pre-heater tenders, usually require one season of experience in oil and gas pipeline construction.
3. Flagmen/women may require a traffic control certificate.
4. Almost 2 in 5 either have a community college diploma or an undergraduate university degree.
3. Physical Education
4. Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers is $15.17/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.