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Construction Labourer

What does a Construction Labourer do?

Construction labourers prepare and clean up construction sites, move materials and equipment and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities.

- They handle and distribute construction materials.
- They excavate, backfill and compact subgrade
- They install municipal sewer and water mains
- They assemble and dismantle scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades at construction sites.
- They demolish buildings
- They drill and blast rock at construction sites
- They operate drills and jackhammers to break up pavement
- They sort, clean and pile salvaged material from demolished buldings

Construction Labourers are not required to complete any schooling or apprenticeships.

What kind of person makes a good Construction Labourer?

Construction Labourer might be the job for you if you:

- Are physically strong and have good stamina
- Have good manual dexterity
- Are safety concious
- Enjoy working with others

How do I become a Construction Labourer?

1. Find a company willing to hire and train you
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Train for 12 months and complete 2000 hours of work experience
4. Receive an Alberta Occupational Certificate

Where does a Construction Labourer work?

Construction Labourers in Alberta are employed by different contractors in all sections of the construction industry.

How much does a Construction Labourer make?

On average, Construction Labourers in Alberta make $20.41 an hour.
Thatís about $44,500 a year.

Construction Labourer Case Studies

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