Construction Craft Worker

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Certificate of Qualification 450A
❝ I like variety in my work. My duties can change daily depending on the job and the site I’m working on.❞
Construction Craft Workers (also known as a Labourer) are involved in site preparation, clean-up, material handling, excavation, backfill/compaction and dismantling on and around buildings, structures or premises. Construction Craft Worker may also be involved in formsetting and stripping, concrete placing and finishing, pipelaying, and mason tendering.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Numeracy, reading, communication & problem-solving skills

  • Good physical condition

  • Ability to work in high places & in diverse weather

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to use power tools & machinery

Entrance Requirements

  • 18 years or older

  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence

  • Grade 10 minimum

  • Construction experience is a definite asset

Apprenticeship Program

A Construction Craft Worker apprenticeship provides hands-on training for people who enjoy learning by doing. As a Construction Craft Worker apprentice you will attend two 8-week in-school sessions in between 2-3 periods of paid work experience, each lasting approximately 10 months. The apprentice keeps a logbook outlining competencies learned on the job.


  • Perform various duties involving tool use and managing equipment & machinery

  • Install and remove scaffolding, ramps & barricades on sites

  • Level earth to grade specifications

  • Assist in demolishing buildings

  • Mix, pour and spread concrete, asphalt & other materials

  • Direct traffic at or near construction sites

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Did you know?

Construction Craft Worker are the backbone of any jobsite. They are often the first craft on the project and the last to leave.


Laborers' International Union of North America