Construction Craft 

Worker (Labourer)

Construction Craft Workers (Labourers) do it all—from setting up and taking down construction sites, to collaborating with other tradespeople to build, maintain and remove the structures around us. 

As a Construction Craft Worker, you’ll find that no two days are the same. Whether you’re unloading tools and equipment or helping to set up forms, drill or demolish buildings, you’ll use your physical abilities, flexible nature and knack for working with others.  

Above all, you’ll enjoy working with your hands and delivering a dependable level of quality in every task. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to perform various labour activities 
  • How to load and unload construction materials  
  • How to set up construction sites 
  • How to operate construction equipment and tools 
  • How to assist with forming, mixing, drilling, and demolition 

Key Job Skills

  • Coordination and communication 
  • Construction tools and equipment 
  • Construction area setup 
  • Concrete and asphalt mixing and pouring 
  • Health and safety monitoring 

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 8 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
4000 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$16.75 — $31.00

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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 contact customer service for more information.