Construction trades helpers and labourers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7611  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites, in quarries and in surface mines. They are employed by construction companies, trade and labour contractors, and surface mine and quarry operators.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Access Floor Installer Helper
  • Air Breaker Operator
  • Air Gun Operator
  • Air Hammer Operator - Construction
  • Air Lock Tender
  • Air Tool Operator
  • Air Track Drill Operator Helper
  • Asbestos Fibre Preparer
  • Asbestos Remover
  • Asbestos Worker - Construction
  • Asphalt Cold Patcher
  • Asphalt Mixer
  • Asphalt Plant Labourer - Construction
  • Asphalt Raker
  • Asphalt Roofer Helper
  • Asphalt Spreader
  • Asphalt Worker - Road
  • Awning Installer Helper
  • Batterboard Setter
  • Bending Machine Operator - Pipelines
  • Bill Poster
  • Bituminous Paving Labourer
  • Bituminous Paving Machine Operator
  • Blacktop Raker
  • Blacktop Spreader
  • Brick Cleaner
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Brickmason's Helper
  • Bridge Gang Worker - Construction
  • Building And House Wrecker
  • Building Painter Helper
  • Building Wrecker
  • Cabinetmaker's Helper
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Carpet Layer Helper
  • Carpet Mechanics Helper
  • Caulker - Construction
  • Cement And Concrete Pump Tender
  • Cement Finisher Helper
  • Cement Gun Nozzle Operator
  • Cement Gun Operator
  • Cement Mixer Operator - Construction
  • Cement Pump Operator
  • Churn Drill Operator Helper - Water Well
  • Clamper - Construction
  • Concrete Block Pourer
  • Concrete Breaker
  • Concrete Finisher Helper
  • Concrete Float Pourer
  • Concrete Former Helper
  • Concrete Gun Operator
  • Concrete Mixer Helper
  • Concrete Mixer Operator - Construction
  • Concrete Mixer Operator Helper
  • Concrete Mixer Operator Helper - Highway Construction
  • Concrete Paver Operator Helper
  • Concrete Paving Labourer
  • Concrete Pourer - Construction
  • Concrete Pump Operator
  • Concrete Spreader Operator
  • Concrete Waterproofer - Construction
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Construction Electrician Helper
  • Construction Helper
  • Construction Labourer
  • Construction Labourer And Helper
  • Construction Trades Helper
  • Construction Worker
  • Crane Chaser
  • Crane Hooker
  • Cupola Spray Reliner
  • Dampproofer Helper
  • Deck Worker
  • Demolition Worker
  • Diamond Driller Helper - Surface Mining
  • Digger - Construction
  • Ditch Cleaner - Construction
  • Door Frame Installer
  • Dope Machine Operator - Pipelines
  • Dragline Operator Helper
  • Dragline Operator Helper - Crane Operation
  • Dredge Worker
  • Driller Helper - Surface Mining
  • Drywall And Acoustical Board Installer Helper
  • Drywall And Acoustical Installer Helper
  • Drywall Sander
  • Earthworks Labourer - Construction
  • Excavation Labourer
  • Excavation Worker
  • Exterior Cladder Helper
  • Firebrick Layer Helper
  • Fitter Helper - Construction
  • Flagman/woman
  • Flagman/woman - Construction
  • Floor Coverer Helper
  • Floor Layer's Helper
  • Floor Sander And Finisher Helper
  • Floorcovering Installer Helper
  • Floorcovering Mechanic Helper
  • Form Remover - Construction
  • Form Stripper - Construction
  • Foundation Dampproofer Helper
  • Foundation Drill Operator Helper
  • Foundation Waterproofer - Construction
  • Framer Helper - Construction
  • Gas Line Fuser
  • Gas Pipe Fuser
  • Gas Pipelayer - Construction
  • General Construction Labourer
  • Glass Setter Helper
  • Glass Worker Helper - Construction
  • Glazier Helper
  • Grade Tamper - Construction
  • Grout Machine Operator
  • Grout Pump Operator
  • Grouter
  • Gunite Mixer - Construction
  • Guniter - Construction
  • Highway Concrete Mixer Operator Helper
  • Highway Maintenance Worker
  • Highway Sign Erector
  • Horizontal Earth-boring Machine Helper
  • Hoseman/woman Insulation Helper
  • Industrial Chimney Repairer-mason Helper
  • Insulation Blower
  • Insulation Blower Helper
  • Insulation Blower Operator
  • Insulation Hoseman/woman
  • Insulator Helper
  • Interior And Exterior Wall Erector Helper
  • Interior Finisher Helper
  • Interior Wall Finisher Helper
  • Ironworker Helper
  • Jackhammer Operator - Construction
  • Joiner Helper - Construction
  • Lightning Rod Erector Helper
  • Maintenance Carpenter Helper
  • Manual Concrete Vibrator Operator
  • Manual Curb Builder
  • Manual Stone Spreader Operator
  • Manual Terrazzo Grinder
  • Marble Setter Helper
  • Masonry Pointer And Caulker
  • Mason's Helper
  • Measurer
  • Metal Form Setter - Construction
  • Metal Roofer Helper - Construction
  • Metal Scaffold Erector Helper
  • Metal Trim Erector Helper
  • Mole Operator Helper - Construction
  • Monument Erector
  • Monument Setter
  • Mud Jack Operator
  • Nozzle Worker - Pile Driving
  • Oil Burner Installer Helper
  • Ornamental Iron Erector Helper
  • Ornamental Metal Worker Helper
  • Painter And Decorator Helper
  • Painter Helper - Construction
  • Paper Latcher - Construction
  • Paperhanger Helper
  • Paperhanger Helper - Construction
  • Pavement Line Painter
  • Pavement Line Painter Helper
  • Pavement Striper
  • Paving Operations Labourer
  • Pile Driver Operator Helper - Crane Operation
  • Pile Driver Operator's Helper
  • Pile Driving Chainman/woman
  • Pile Driving Ground Worker
  • Pile-driving Lead Placer Helper
  • Pipe Aligner - Pipeline Construction
  • Pipe Doper - Construction
  • Pipe-cleaning And Covering Machine Operator
  • Pipefitter Helper - Construction
  • Pipelayer
  • Pipelayer - Construction
  • Pipelayer - Drainage Systems
  • Pipelayer - Irrigation
  • Pipeline Caulker
  • Pipeline Labourer
  • Pipeline Mandrel Operator
  • Pipeline Welder Helper
  • Pipeline Worker - Construction
  • Pipeline-liner Installer
  • Pit Bottom Worker
  • Plasterer Helper
  • Plate Fitter Helper - Construction
  • Plumber Helper
  • Pneumatic Drill Operator - Construction
  • Pneumatic Hammer Operator - Construction
  • Post Hole Driller
  • Power Curber Tender
  • Power Shovel Operator Helper
  • Precast Concrete Caulker
  • Preheater Tender - Pipelines
  • Quarry Dump Attendant
  • Quarry Labourer
  • Refractory Bricklayer Helper
  • Reinforcing Wire Mesh Worker
  • Renovation Carpenter Helper
  • Rigger's Helper - Construction
  • Rip-rap Placer
  • Road Form Setter
  • Road Mixer Operator Helper
  • Road Spray Truck Helper
  • Roofer Helper
  • Rotary Driller Helper - Water Well
  • Scaffold Erector Helper
  • Scaffolder
  • Seam Caulker - Construction
  • Seat Installer - Construction
  • Sewage Pipelayer
  • Sewer Digger
  • Sheather Helper
  • Sheet Metal Worker Helper - Construction
  • Shore Dredging Labourer
  • Sider Helper
  • Skid Setter
  • Skid Setter - Pipeline Construction
  • Slinger - Construction
  • Slip Form Curb Machine Tender
  • Smelter Liner
  • Spacer - Pipeline Construction
  • Spray Truck Helper
  • Spreader Box Tender
  • Stabber
  • Stabber - Pipeline Construction
  • Steam Fitter's Helper - Construction
  • Steel Erector Helper
  • Steel Form Setting Worker
  • Steel Forms Setter Helper
  • Structural Plate Fitter Helper - Construction
  • Structural Steel Erector Helper
  • Tamper Operator
  • Tamper Operator - Construction
  • Tank Builder Helper
  • Terrazzo Finisher Helper
  • Terrazzo Layer Helper
  • Terrazzo Machine Grinder
  • Terrazzo Mechanic Helper
  • Terrazzo Polisher Helper
  • Tile Layer Helper
  • Tile Setter Helper
  • Tinsmith Helper - Construction
  • Tombstone Erector
  • Tombstone Setter
  • Trades Helper - Construction
  • Trench Digger
  • Tunnelling Machine Operator Helper - Construction
  • Underground Labourer - Construction
  • Vanity And Kitchen Cupboard Installer Helper
  • Vibrator Roller Operator
  • Vibratory Compactor Operator
  • Wallboard Sander
  • Water Pipe Installer
  • Water Well Driller Helper
  • Waterproofer - Construction
  • Waterproofer Helper
  • Welder-fitter Helper - Construction
  • Window Caulker
  • Wire Mesh Setter
  • Asphalt Spreader
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Concrete Mixer Helper
  • Concrete Paving Labourer
  • Construction Helper
  • Construction Labourer
  • Demolition Worker
  • Driller Helper - Surface Mining
  • Drywall Sander
  • Excavation Labourer
  • Flagman/woman
  • Glazier Helper
  • Pipeline Mandrel Operator
  • Plumber Helper
  • Roofer Helper
  • Stabber - Pipeline Construction
  • Grademen
  • Caulking
  • Caulking Specialist
  • Skilled Construction And Renovation Workers
  • General Labour Construction

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for construction trades helpers and labourers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $28,221
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $28,172
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $45,992
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $32,855
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $19,919
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $30,219
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for construction trades helpers and labourers.

Sex Median Income
Male $30,219
Female $31,211
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (76 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for construction trades helpers and labourers.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$68,000.00
Highest Observed
$37,050.00
25th Percentile
$42,427.63
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$48,750.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for construction trades helpers and labourers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,005
25 to 34 years 890
35 to 44 years 580
45 to 54 years 525
55 to 64 years 285
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 0
Total 3,310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for construction trades helpers and labourers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 1,975
Part Time 1,235
Total 3,210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for construction trades helpers and labourers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 3,090
Female 115
Total 3,210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for construction trades helpers and labourers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,905
Self Employed 405
Total 3,310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for construction trades helpers and labourers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,730
Unemployed 580
Total 3,310
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for construction trades helpers and labourers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 705
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,465
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 375
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 545
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 85
Total 3,210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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