Job requirements Construction Labourer And Helper in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a construction labourer and helper in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Some experience as a general construction labourer may be required for construction trade helpers.
  • Some pipeline workers, such as stabbers, mandrel operators and pre-heater tenders, usually require one season of experience in oil and gas pipeline construction.
  • Flagmen/women may require a traffic control certificate.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Asbestos Worker Regulated Alberta Labour, Occupational Health and Safety, Government of Alberta
Construction Craft Labourer Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Construction Craft Worker Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Traffic Controller (flagger) Regulated BC Construction Safety Alliance
Manitoba Construction Craft Worker Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Construction Craft Worker Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Craft Worker Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia Construction Craft Worker Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Ontario Construction Craft Worker Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Construction Heater Operator Regulated Technical Standards and Safety Authority
Native Residential Construction Worker Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Hazardous Materials Worker Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Construction Craft Worker Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Disaster Recovery Technicien Regulated Emploi Québec
Operator Of A Low Velocity Explosive Actuated Tools Regulated Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Flagperson (aerial Electrical Lines) Regulated Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Saskatchewan Construction Craft Worker Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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