Piledriver and Bridgeworker

Piledriver and Bridgeworkers are collaborative and versatile builders involved in the creation, repair and removal of the many marine structures that make our waterways efficient and safe to use. 

As a Piledriver and Bridgeworker, you’re a highly collaborative and precise tradesperson who builds, repairs and maintains a wide range of marine structures including bridges, docks, wharves, tunnels and bulkheads.  

You’re comfortable reading complex construction drawings and following building codes, using your math skills and precision to ensure you closely follow requirements. You’ll work on a variety of projects in different phases, from surveying and levelling, to formwork, building cofferdams and bulkheads, and piledriving. 

And you’re a versatile team member, capable of fitting, welding, rigging, form work, seamanship, heavy-duty equipment operation—and more—on a daily basis.

What You'll Learn

  • How to read construction drawings and interpret building codes 
  • How to use power tools and shop equipment 
  • How to use survey, access and rigging equipment 
  • How to perform site layout and build concrete formwork 
  • How to use marine work procedures including building cofferdams and bulkheads, piledriving, and repairing marine structures 

Key Job Skills

  • Trade-related math and science 
  • Construction drawings and building code interpretation 
  • Pildriving and bridgeworker tool use 
  • Surveying and formwork 
  • Marine navigation and structures 

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 18 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
3600 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$25.00 — $45.00

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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.