Summary Construction Estimator in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "construction estimator" was moved from the group Construction estimators (NOC 2234) to the group Construction estimators (NOC 22303).
Find key facts and figures about working as a construction estimator. The following information is applicable to all Construction estimators (NOC 22303).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors, or they may be self-employed.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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Median wage in Canada
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The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Prepare estimates of labour and/or material costs
- Prepare master format estimates (Class A)
- Prepare elemental format estimates (Classes B, C, D)
- Operate CADD and other computer software systems
- Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads
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