Asphalt Paving/

Laydown Technician

Asphalt Paving/Laydown Technicians are confident, calm and coordinated tradespeople who build and repair the roads around us—and whose efforts ensure that we have safe surfaces to drive on.

As an Asphalt Paving/Laydown Technician, you’ll enjoy repairing and making the roads we depend on.

You thrive in an outdoor environment and can concentrate on operating the many pieces of equipment that go into roadwork. You also take great interest in the makeup of our roadways, understanding the various factors that influence gradient and road types. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to work safely around asphalt trucks and equipment 
  • How to identify road structures 
  • How to describe asphalt production and products 
  • How to determine asphalt mix and design 
  • How to operate milling, reclaiming, paving, screed, raking and compacting equipment 

Key Job Skills

  • Coordination and critical thinking 
  • Large machinery operations  
  • Roadwork safety procedures 
  • Road building and paving principles 
  • Equipment maintenance 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 4 weeks over 1 year
Work-Based Training
Salary Range Hourly
$25.00 — $45.00

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Certificate of Qualification Exam



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Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.