Labourers use diverse skills in a variety of construction activities, including preparing construction sites, moving equipment and materials, installing water and sewer lines, operating hand tools, often working with concrete, and cleaning up finished sites. They are essential in assisting many other trades on site.
Perform various duties involving lifting, carrying tool use and machinery management
Install and remove scaffolding, ramps and barricades at construction site
Assist heavy equipment operators in securing and guiding movement of equipment
Level earth to grade specifications
Assist in demolishing buildings
Mix, pour and spread concrete and asphalt
Help align pipes and other activities during oil and gas pipeline construction
Operate pneumatic hammers and tampers
Direct traffic at or near construction sites
What You’ll Need
Includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration mechanics install, troubleshoot and repair entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems such as residential central air conditioning and commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Measure and install refrigeration and air conditioning components
Replace components for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems
Electricians install new electrical systems and test, replace, upgrade and service existing systems in all types of buildings and structures. There's also growing demand for specialized work with controls, fiber optics and communication and computer networks.
Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults integrity of circuits
Sheet metal workers design, create, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products, including heating, venting and air conditioning systems, pollution control systems and other metal structures. They work indoors and outdoors, on construction sites and in shops.
Build and install products such as eavestroughs, air and heat ducts, roof decking and sheet metal buildings
Teamsters are involved in the transportation of materials across a wide variety of industries. Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks via urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, and trucking employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed.
Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks and lighter, special purpose trucks