Elevator Constructor


$46, 000 - $94, 000



At a glance

As an Elevator Constructor, your work will involve modifying, servicing, and repairing electric and hydraulic elevators, personnel and man-hoists, moving walkways, stagelifts, escalators, and related equipment. You’ll also find yourself doing preventive maintenance and analyzing information to fix a variety of problems.

Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Careercruising.com)

  • Elevator construction and maintenance companies

Other conditions: indoors, work at extreme heights, cramped spaces, may be on-call for repairs, may work evenings and weekends (mainly weekdays)

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as a Elevator Constructor may be right for you!

  • Do you enjoy science?
  • Do you have strong math skills?
  • Do you like working with computers?
  • Could you work in high places?
  • Are you mechanically inclined?
  • Are you in good shape?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.


Minimum Wage Rate

Below you will find salary ranges for entry to senior level positions for an Elevator Constructor or a related field.

(Source: Careercruising.com and/or Manitoba Prospects).

*Effective October 1, 2014 minimum wage will increase to $10.70 per hour.

Salary Range for Elevator Constructor



First Year Helper: $15/ hour (average)

Experienced: $22 - $45/hour

$46, 000 - $94, 000 (full-time)

For more information on apprenticeship wages,visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/discover/mbtrades/index.html

Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career.

Minimum Wage RateJanuary 1, 2017 or after
Trainee 2$31.00
Trainee 1$22.90

Source: https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,ici-wag...


To enter this field, you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • High school grad or mature student with equivalent academic standing
  • Recommended high school courses: English, Math, Science, and Construction courses
  • Ideal for those with electrical, mechanical, and/or construction labourer experience

Available Training:

How to start the process...

  • Contact Doug Cann at the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 102 in Winnipeg
  • Pass an aptitude test (70% or higher)
  • Submit a resume for the 'Local Hire List'
  • Potential employers will select individuals from the list to work as an apprentice and send these individuals for training at CEIP

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