Job description Construction Labourer And Helper near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a construction labourer and helper in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611).

Construction trades helpers and labourers


Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring 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.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Load and unload construction materials, and move materials to work areas
  • Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades required at construction sites
  • Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete and asphalt
  • 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
  • Assist in aligning pipes and perform related activities during oil and gas pipeline construction
  • Assist in drilling and blasting rock at construction sites
  • Assist miners in excavating and in setting up and operating various drills and other surface mining machinery
  • Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel
  • Assist in demolishing buildings using prying bars and other tools, and sort, clean and pile salvaged materials
  • Remove rubble and other debris at construction sites using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment
  • Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed
  • Tend or feed machines or equipment used 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
  • Direct traffic at or near construction sites
  • Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.

Job titles

  • asphalt spreader
  • concrete mixer helper
  • drywall sander
  • roofer helper
  • plumber helper
  • pipeline mandrel operator
  • glazier helper
  • stabber - pipeline construction
  • construction labourer
  • construction helper
  • demolition worker
  • bricklayer helper
  • carpenter helper
  • labourer, concrete paving
  • labourer, excavation
  • flagman/woman
  • driller helper - surface mining

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