Trade helpers/labourers gain experience and progress to foremen or site managers.
Published by Hillfield Immigration on 30th June, 2021
Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform 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.
They include workers in varied sectors such as: asphalt spreader, helpers for bricklayers, carpenters, concrete mixers and general construction. Demolition worker, driller helper for surface mining, drywall sander, labourer in concrete paving or excavation, pipeline mandrel operator, plumber or roofer helper and stabber in pipeline construction.
Duties of the construction trades helpers and labourers consist of loading and unloading construction materials, and moving materials to work areas. They erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades necessary at construction sites. Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete and asphalt. If you are interested in employment in any of these areas contact a qualified representative who can help.
These workers assist tradespersons such as carpenters, bricklayers, cement finishers, roofers and glaziers in construction activities. Assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments to equipment, signal operators to guide them in moving equipment and provide assistance in other activities.
Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed. Tend or feed machines or equipment utilized in construction such as mixers, compressors and pumps. Clean up chemical spills and other contaminants, and remove asbestos and other hazardous materials. Oil and grease hoists and similar equipment. Execute other undertakings at construction sites, as instructed.
Common titles for this profession are access floor installer helper, air breaker operator, air gun operator, air hammer operator – construction, air lock tender. Employment requisite in this field may include postsecondary education. Pathways are not typically required for this occupation. Contact Hillfield Immigration for advice on Canadian jobs.
Skill as a general construction labourer may be essential for construction trade helpers. Pipeline workers, such as stabbers, mandrel operators and pre-heater tenders, usually need at least one season of experience in oil and gas pipeline construction. Flagmen/women may have to possess a traffic control certificate.
Trade certification for construction craft worker is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Red Seal endorsement is also accessible to qualified construction craft workers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination. Red Seal refers to trades where certification is recognized across Canada.
In Ontario, there are some trades that have different names in comparison to the Red Seal names. Certificate from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority is essential for construction heater operators. Industries where these jobs are found are construction, administrative and support, waste management and remediation services, public administration, wholesale trade, other services (except public administration) and other industries. Contact our certified professional to check your qualifications.