Labourer, General & Skilled
non – apprenticeship
AT A GLANCE
Below are sample work activities that construction labourers may perform while completing their work experience. Please note that activities may vary depending on the worksite:
Here are some more work samples based on road construction and other areas:
|Area of Work||Work Samples|
Filling potholes Applying oil to the road Clearing ditchesMaintaining road shoulders, signs and guard rails Clearing weeds and brush clearing Spreading and finishing asphalt Setting up pylons Directing vehicles on the job site Driving trucks
Mixing concrete Building concrete forms (Skilled Labourer) Levelling concrete (Skilled Labourer)
Work environments for heavy construction careers are located outdoors 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 in-seat hours and/or experience:
Other Conditions: project based, work outdoors in all weather, stressful, may travel to remote locations, may work 40 – 50 hours per week
Source: Manitoba Prospects, Careercruising.com, industry experts
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||January 1, 2017 or after|
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