Financial Expectation

Asphalt Paving Crew

What to Expect
Angelo De Luca

Asphalt Paving Crew

My dad works as a concrete finisher but I never really considered construction for a career until I got a summer job as a flag person with a local road building company that was widening a major road in the Niagara area. Some people can be pretty ignorant when you…
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Essentials Skills
Asphalt Paving Crew


  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Asphalt Paving Crew

Career ETA: 1 years

Construction Craft Workers are multi skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site. Apprentices will learn safe practices and procedures and gain blueprint reading

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Bricklayer

What to Expect
Carlo Franco

Bricklayer

My grandfather came to Canada in 1952 and worked as a bricklayer all his life and my dad was a mason all his life too.  He wanted me to go to university because he always told me masonry is hard work.  It is, but I like hard work and I…
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Essentials Skills
Bricklayer


  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use
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Education Roadmap

Bricklayer

Career ETA: 3 years

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CAD Highway/Building Designer

What to Expect
Filip Morozov

CAD Highway/Building Designer

I took drafting in high school. It was all on paper but I liked it and I was good at it so it made sense to take a CAD program at college because you need to have that if you want to make a career of technical drafting. I figured…
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Essentials Skills
CAD Highway/Building Designer


  • Document use & writing
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

CAD Highway/Building Designer

Career ETA: 3 years

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Carpenter

What to Expect
Nathan Harvey

Carpenter

I was always building things as a kid.  When I was about 12 my dad helped us build a treehouse that was so amazing they showed it in our newspaper. It had real doors and windows and a roof with shingles. Now I’m 30 and I’m still building things and…
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Essentials Skills
Carpenter


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Carpenter

Career ETA: 5 years

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Crane Operator

What to Expect
Crystal Powell

Crane Operator

My father was a truck driver and I always liked being with him when he did his deliveries around our area.  He taught me to drive his truck and I liked it a lot.  He never actually told me a girl shouldn’t be driving trucks for a living but I…
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Essentials Skills
Crane Operator


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Crane Operator

Career ETA: 5 years

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Construction Craft Worker

What to Expect
Marcelo Teixeira

Construction Craft Worker

I wanted a job that`s permanent. You know what I mean? Like who knows what kind of jobs there will be in 20 years? They say the future jobs are in technology so that’s not going to work for me.  But I figured construction jobs will be here forever because…
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Essentials Skills
Construction Craft Worker


  • Working with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Construction Craft Worker

Career ETA: 1 years

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Cement/Concrete Finisher

What to Expect
Jay Parsons

Cement/Concrete Finisher

I don’t think anyone grows up thinking ‘hey I want to be a concrete finisher when I grow up’.   I didn’t. But I didn’t really have any good ideas about what I did want to do even when I was in high school.  I had no patience for sitting at…
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Essentials Skills
Cement/Concrete Finisher


  • Decision Making
  • Document use & writing
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Cement/Concrete Finisher

Career ETA: 3 years

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Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians

What to Expect
Ye-jun Choi

Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians

I wanted to just get a job at something and go to work after high school but my parents never let up.  They wanted me to get a post-secondary education because they were convinced you can’t get a good job with only high school.  They obviously didn’t know about the…
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Essentials Skills
Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians


  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Data Analyis
  • Problem Solving
  • Critial Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians

Career ETA: 3 years

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Civil Engineer

What to Expect
Stephanie Stanovic

Civil Engineer

I wanted to be a civil engineer because I loved math at school and I was very good at it and because I wanted be in a career where I could build things that matter.  There is a tremendous satisfaction in designing things, and solving problems, that improve our way…
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Essentials Skills
Civil Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Critial Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Analyis
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Civil Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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Drafter

Essentials Skills
Drafter


  • Document use & writing
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Drafter

Career ETA: 3 years

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Driller/Blaster

What to Expect
Nick Brosman

Driller/Blaster

Why do I like my job? Okay, like don’t think I’m a fanatic or anything but it’s pretty awesome watching the side of a mountain blow up.  It’s even more awesome when you’re the one that drilled the holes and placed the explosives.  That’s just the end of a whole…
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Essentials Skills
Driller/Blaster


  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Driller/Blaster

Career ETA: 3 years

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Dispatcher

What to Expect
Tyler Scott

Dispatcher

I got this job dispatching ready mix concrete trucks by answering an ad for a junior dispatcher trainee. It sounded pretty easy and the plant was only a few miles from where I live. Actually the concrete plant is a big employer in our city and it was there before…
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Essentials Skills
Dispatcher


  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Reading Text
  • Computer Use
  • Scheduling
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Dispatcher

Career ETA: 1 years

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Drywall Finisher

What to Expect
Sandro Tavares

Drywall Finisher

Money. That’s why I got into the construction trades.  No matter what you do you have to go to work every day so you might as well earn a decent living from it.  And I do.  I have two little kids at home and my job lets my wife stay…
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Essentials Skills
Drywall Finisher


  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Drywall Finisher

Career ETA: 3 years

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Environmental Technologist

What to Expect
Sara Craven

Environmental Technologist

I am passionate about the environment. I wanted to do something that will have a real impact on protecting the environment and construction is it.  Everything we do when we build things has an impact on the environment so every day I can see how we are actually improving things. …
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Essentials Skills
Environmental Technologist


  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Data Analyis
  • Problem Solving
  • Critial Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Environmental Technologist

Career ETA: 3 years

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Electrician

What to Expect
Jonathan Sparks

Electrician

I actually started my own residential electrical company two years ago so I guess you have to say construction was the right choice for me.  I decided to go into construction in high school.  I knew that a good trades career would mean a good living and steady work and…
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Essentials Skills
Electrician


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Electrician

Career ETA: 5 years

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Electrical Engineer

What to Expect
Vijay Aggarwal

Electrical Engineer

All I knew when I went to university was I wanted to be an electrical engineer.  I never really thought about what kind of job that would get me. I probably saw myself working for Hydro or something like that. Construction wasn’t really on my radar even though I realize…
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Essentials Skills
Electrical Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Electrical Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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Estimator

Essentials Skills
Estimator


  • Document use & Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Estimator

Career ETA: 3 years

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Equipment Manager

What to Expect
Mike Lewis

Equipment Manager

I’m a licensed heavy duty mechanic and I worked in the shop here for years before they made me equipment manager.  Still I like to get under the hood with the tools once in a while just to keep sharp but I don’t have much time for that anymore.  I…
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Essentials Skills
Equipment Manager


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Equipment Manager

Career ETA: 2 years

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GIS Assistant

What to Expect
Emily Valente

GIS Assistant

So what does someone do with a Bachelor degree in geography? That thought crossed my mind a few times when I was at university; I thought might be a teacher. But I didn’t think much about the future because studying geography was what I wanted to do. I was introduced…
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Essentials Skills
GIS Assistant


  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Document use & writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Critial Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

GIS Assistant

Career ETA: 2 years

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Geomatics Plan Assistant

What to Expect
Dylan Matheson

Geomatics Plan Assistant

I wanted a career in construction because all the statistics say the industry has a great future.  Job security was one of my big things.  That and salary and the construction industry pays very well.  So then it was deciding what I actually wanted to do in construction.  I wasn’t…
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Essentials Skills
Geomatics Plan Assistant


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Decision Making
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Geomatics Plan Assistant

Career ETA: 3 years

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Grading Foreman

What to Expect
Kelly Horvat

Grading Foreman

I’m the first female grading foreman our company has ever had.  Actually I don’t think there are many others out there yet but that’s changing and we have three or four other women working on our grading crews right now that could end up running their own crews after they…
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Essentials Skills
Grading Foreman


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Scheduling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Grading Foreman

Career ETA: 2 years

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Gas Fitter

What to Expect
Alex Pelluso

Gas Fitter

When I started with this company I was basically a helper and I had no idea it would end up as good as it did. I didn’t even know what a gas fitter was when I got hired. The company does new mechanical installations but mostly we have contracts to…
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Essentials Skills
Gas Fitter


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Gas Fitter

Career ETA: 3 years

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Heavy Equipment Operator

What to Expect
Daniela Ruggiero

Heavy Equipment Operator

I have three older brothers in construction and two of them are heavy equipment operators. I got really ticked one Christmas when they were all joking around about how I should follow the family tradition and get a job in construction.  I decided right there I was going to do…
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Essentials Skills
Heavy Equipment Operator


  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Heavy Equipment Operator

Career ETA: 2 years

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Health and Safety Coordinator

What to Expect
Alex Charpentier

Health and Safety Coordinator

If you don’t have a passion for health and safety then this is probably not the right career path.  You have to really care about protecting workers and it’s a pretty satisfying feeling knowing if I do my job well I’m helping to prevent injuries to our people or maybe…
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Essentials Skills
Health and Safety Coordinator


  • Document use
  • Oral Communication
  • Critial Thinking
  • Working with Others
  • Writing
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Health and Safety Coordinator

Career ETA: 4 years

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

What to Expect
Alison Monteith

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

I always knew I wanted to be a mechanic, except when I was a kid I always thought it would be working on cars.  My dad was never a certified mechanic but he could have been.  Our garage was just like a mini repair shop. He always had one or…
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Essentials Skills
Heavy Equipment Mechanic


  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Critial Thinking
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Career ETA: 4 years

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Highway Maintenance Worker

What to Expect
Michelle Nowicki

Highway Maintenance Worker

I didn’t really sit down and choose the construction industry for a career.  I just always worked in jobs that ended me up where I am today doing highway maintenance work.  In Canada highway maintenance is all the things you think about like fixing guardrails and patching pavement but it…
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Essentials Skills
Highway Maintenance Worker


  • Working with numbers to perform calculations
  • Tasks require greater memory use than most jobs
  • Must be able to work and interact with co-workers to get the job done
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order
  • Maintain and install equipment on a routine basis and determine when maintenance is needed
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Education Roadmap

Highway Maintenance Worker

Career ETA: 1 years

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Insulator

What to Expect
Cyrus Kralj

Insulator

I think what I like most about my job is travelling out of town with the crew. I like to be on the road and we do a lot of work up North and places like Sarnia where there are a lot of power plants and big industrial operations.  I’m…
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Essentials Skills
Insulator


  • Reading Text
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Insulator

Career ETA: 4 years

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Municipal Engineer

What to Expect
Nazmin Atallah

Municipal Engineer

I took civil engineering at school because math and physics always came easy to me at high school and I wanted a career where I could use that. I also wanted something that would give me a lot of variety and choices later on.  Civil engineering seemed more suited to…
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Essentials Skills
Municipal Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Municipal Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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Municipal Roads Superintendent

What to Expect
Justin Werner

Municipal Roads Superintendent

When you’ve been doing this job for a while it’s almost like the roads and utilities and our bridge are your own and you have to take special care to look after them.  It isn’t like working for a contractor and you just move on to the next job when…
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Essentials Skills
Municipal Roads Superintendent


  • Oral Communication
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Scheduling
  • Problem Solving
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Municipal Roads Superintendent

Career ETA: 3 years

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Mechanical Engineer

What to Expect
Sylvain Brisebois

Mechanical Engineer

I became a mechanical engineer because I’ve always liked to figure out how things work and fix them if they don’t work.  That’s what I did when I was a kid.  When I got new toys all I cared about was how they worked.  My mother told me I should…
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Essentials Skills
Mechanical Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Mechanical Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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Painter

What to Expect
Filip Kaczmarek

Painter

My main goal is to be a contractor and work for myself someday. I wanted to be in an industry that will have plenty opportunities five or 10 years from now when I’ll be ready and where I can learn the whole business so roofing seemed to a good way…
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Essentials Skills
Painter


  • Oral Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Read More

Painter
Article

Restoration artist calls on the past to restore for the future

2018-03-22
  Dan O'Reilly October 31, 2014 When developers, museums and restoration contractors require specialized painting, they often contact decorative painter and restoration artist Lori Le Mare. The Hamilton resident has been a decorative painter for 27 years, but has placed an increased focus on the restoration side for the past decade. "Contractors seek me out when they have clients who would like to keep original finishes, but

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Painter
Article

The Happy Painter

2018-03-22
  He’s been 43 years on the brush – and he’s still having fun. Rick Fowler, the go-to pro painter at disaster restoration firm Spar Construction, Edmonton, doesn’t take himself too seriously. By John Bleasby My conversation with Rick Fowler is punctuated with a lot of laughter; he might be the easiest-going tradesman you’ll ever have on a site. But he’s also a totally meticulous and disciplined tradesman. Rick has been paintin

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Painter
Article

You’re a painter, and a good one. Jobs are done correctly and customers are happy. So where is the business?

2018-03-22
By Katie Frohnapple, category manager, Painter’s Mate Green® brand painter’s tape You’re a painter, and a good one. Jobs are done correctly and customers are happy. So where is the business? And why are profit margins so low? If you’re asking these questions, it’s a good bet your marketing and organization skills need upgrades. Be Seen Advertising is the lifeblood for a painting contractor. A sign in the yard and on the truck,

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Painter
Article

I want to be a painter. What will my salary be?

2018-03-22
Job: Painter Role: Journeyperson painters – who have formal on-the-job training and designations – select, prepare and apply paint for a variety of different surfaces such as wood, concrete and steel. They work across a number of industries, painting residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial structures such as bridges and equipment. David Holmes, a painter and business manager at the International Union of Painters and Allie

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Education Roadmap

Painter

Career ETA: 1 years

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Purchasing Agent

What to Expect
Emily Di Franco

Purchasing Agent

When I started with this company 10 years ago it was just me and the owner and three guys on his crew. I was the office manager and I only worked part time at first and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after high school. I guess…
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Essentials Skills
Purchasing Agent


  • Document Use
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Oral Communication
  • Computer Use
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Purchasing Agent

Career ETA: 3 years

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Plumber

What to Expect
Kristin Dougherty

Plumber

First I have to say it bugs me that a lot of people think that plumbers just fix leaky taps and toilets.  Go through 32 weeks in a classroom and put in five or six thousand hours in an apprenticeship program and then tell me what you think plumbers do?…
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Essentials Skills
Plumber


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Oral Communication
  • Read More

Plumber
Article

Halifax plumber gives tips to prevent frozen pipes during a cold snap

2018-03-22
Waterlines, heating pipes and even sewage pipes have been freezing during the recent weather Cold weather is causing pipes around the province to freeze and burst, causing some plumbers to see in an increase in calls for service. Gabriel Purcell, a plumber and manager with Blackburn Bennett Plumbing, says his team of up to nine people has been going "non-stop" through the last couple of days. "I would say probably 90 per cent of their ca

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Plumber
Article

Truro plumber offers tips to prevent frozen water pipes

2018-03-22
  TRURO, N.S. While there’s nothing residents can do to change the frigid temperatures of late, there are ways to guard against frozen pipes and drains, a local plumber says. “The first thing they should do is remove all the garden hoses off their outside faucets,” said Jim Henderson, owner of JD Henderson Plumbing & Heating. “Because what that does, even though they are frost-free taps, if you leave your garden hose

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Education Roadmap

Plumber

Career ETA: 3 years

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Pipe Layer Assistant

What to Expect
Kyle Mazza

Pipe Layer Assistant

How did I end up in this job? No mystery there. I didn’t finish school and I was making minimum wage on a loading dock.  So this company advertised in the paper for pipe-layer assistants.  I didn’t even know what that was except it had something to do with putting…
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Essentials Skills
Pipe Layer Assistant


  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Read More

Pipe Layer Assistant
Article

Entrepreneurs pioneer dry abrasive watermain cleaning tech

2018-03-22
Peter Kenter June 26, 2015 Utilities across Canada are extending the life of watermain infrastructure by cleaning and lining the interior surfaces of their pipes. Envirologics Engineering Inc. of Bracebridge, Ont. hopes to shake up the industry with its Tomahawk System, a trenchless remediation technology that leaves pipes dry and ready for lining just a few minutes after pipes are cleaned. Tomahawk works by using triple-washed and heat-

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Pipe Layer Assistant
Article

Sewer pipe inspection improves along with technology

2018-03-22
  Peter Caulfield April 18, 2011 Although they aren’t a visible part of our public infrastructure, Canada’s sewer systems are important. And, like the crumbling roads and bridges we read about, sewer pipe is subject to wear and tear that needs to be maintained. Although they aren't a visible part of our public infrastructure, Canada's sewer systems are important. And, like the crumbling roads and bridges we read about, sewer

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Education Roadmap

Pipe Layer Assistant

Career ETA: 1 years

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Financial Expectation

Project Manager

What to Expect
Amal Issa

Project Manager

When I went into civil engineering at university I had this vision of working at the computer designing roads and bridges but the way it’s worked out has been amazing.  I actually don’t do any designing because as a project manager I’m part of the management team.  I don’t spend…
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Essentials Skills
Project Manager


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Read More

Project Manager
Article

PCL project manager fights to end cancer

2018-03-22
DCN News Service June 14, 2016 TORONTO —PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) project manager Cory “One Punch” Raymond recently took part in a different kind of battle against cancer, taking home the coveted main event belt at the Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) black tie charity gala on June 4. The event was held at the Old Mill Toronto and brought together some of the city’s top executives and influencers, explains a release from PCL.

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Project Manager
Article

Industry bands together to build affordable housing for homeless

2018-03-22
Angela Gismondi December 28, 2017 Thanks to support from a local construction consortium, a new affordable housing development in Toronto will help get homeless people off the street and into their own apartments. “We wanted to give back,” said Phil Rubinoff, former chair of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), who spearheaded the idea. “St. Clare’s had a site and they needed an equity contribution to go forward

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Education Roadmap

Project Manager

Career ETA: 3 years

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Quality Control Officer

What to Expect
Tomasa Varga

Quality Control Officer

I had no idea that I would end up be in charge of quality control when I took a civil technician program at college.  I knew I wanted to work with construction materials and initially I just thought I might get a job testing or analyzing materials either for a…
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Essentials Skills
Quality Control Officer


  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Read More

Quality Control Officer
Article

Mooncrete? NASA discovery could pave the way for future extraterrestrial building

2018-03-22
Peter Kenter July 28, 2017 Researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center in California have discovered they can make surprisingly strong bricks using a small amount of biological binding agent and simulated lunar soil. "The addition of this protein solidified the soil simulant into a really hard, firm structure that could be used for construction purposes," says David Loftus, a medical officer with the Space Bioscience Research Branch at NAS

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Education Roadmap

Quality Control Officer

Career ETA: 2 years

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Financial Expectation

Roofer (industrial)

What to Expect
Mike Perry

Roofer (industrial)

I actually started out shingling houses and small buildings with sloped roofs and I did that for about five years.  I was working for a small guy and basically it was just the two of us.  It was a good enough job and the pay was okay but there were…
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Essentials Skills
Roofer (industrial)


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Problem Solving
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Roofer (industrial)

Career ETA: 3 years

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Financial Expectation

Roofer (residential)

Essentials Skills
Roofer (residential)


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numerical Estimations
  • Problem Solving
  • Read More
Education Roadmap

Roofer (residential)

Career ETA: 3 years

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Surveyor

What to Expect
Caitlin Lucas

Surveyor

How I got into construction is a bit weird but this is true.  I’m a single mom so I never got a chance to go to college.  I was working at the bank as a teller and we were living at my parent’s house so I just got by every…
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Essentials Skills
Surveyor


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Computer Use
  • Finding Information
  • Read More

Surveyor
Article

Speakers Series: Charles Wilkins tells of the role played by land surveyors in the province

2018-03-22
  Charles Wilkins’ book, Great Lengths: A Celebration of the Surveyors of Ontario, was published to mark Canada150 and the 125th anniversary of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. This illustrated presentation tells the epic, adventurous, and little-known story of the role played by land surveyors in the evolution and success of the province. The presentation will follow the story from its wild, often incendiary, beginnings th

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Surveyor
Article

Incoming York U students will receive Schulich Leader Scholarships

2018-03-22
Nathan Stachow Kezia Johnson Two students will begin their studies at York University this fall with prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships, awarded annually to encourage promising scholars who are also active in their communities to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Nathan Stachow, recipient of a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship, will attend York’s Lassonde School of Engineering. A graduat

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Education Roadmap

Surveyor

Career ETA: 5 years

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Financial Expectation

Sheet Metal Worker

What to Expect
Iain McDonnell

Sheet Metal Worker

I got a job at the car wash after I finished high school. My dad was a pipefitter and he wanted me to get into a trade. I don’t know what I thought I was going to do with a high school education but taking up a trade wasn’t something…
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Essentials Skills
Sheet Metal Worker


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  • Document Use
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Sheet Metal Worker
Article

Why is working in sheet metal right for me?

2018-03-22
Working in sheet metal Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. In fabrication work, sheet metal workers lay out and measure pieces to specifications. They use tools such as power shears, press brakes, drill presses and computerized cutting equipment to cut and shape material. They assemble and join the pieces using various techniques such as welding and using mechanical fasteners. Sheet metal

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Sheet Metal Worker
Article

Sheet Metal

2018-03-22
Sheet metal is metal formed into thin and flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking and can be cut and bent into different shapes. Thicknesses vary. Extremely thin pieces of sheet metal are foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than a quarter inch or centimetre are considered plate. Sheet metal is used in car bodies, airplane wings, medical tables, roofs and many everyday things. Sheet metal is generally produced in sheet

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Sheet Metal Worker

Career ETA: 5 years

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Financial Expectation

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

What to Expect
Luca Moreira

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

I’ve only been doing this job for six months but I’m starting to think it would be a good career for me and the company seems to be happy with me so far. My cousin got me in with the company as a helper and I was really thinking I…
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Essentials Skills
Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)


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  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
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Education Roadmap

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

Career ETA: 3 years

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Financial Expectation

Site Superintendent

What to Expect
Carmine Greco

Site Superintendent

A lot of construction superintendents started out as journeyman tradespeople and the really good ones get promoted.  I was never a master of any specific trade but started working as a labourer for a small general contractor where my job was just about everything that needed to be done.  It…
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Essentials Skills
Site Superintendent


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  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
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Site Superintendent
Article

Nanaimo sawmill site unearthed beneath ferry parking area

2018-03-22
Shannon Moneo December 4, 2017   Unusual excavation work is taking place in the port city of Nanaimo, B.C. At BC Ferries Departure Bay terminal, 27,000 cubic metres of wood waste is being removed from the holding compound, which is the area where vehicles wait before boarding ferries bound for Vancouver. What makes the $6 million project so odd is that the log pieces, bark, sawdust and other wood materials being trucked away com

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Education Roadmap

Site Superintendent

Career ETA: 3 years

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Financial Expectation

Structural Steel Installer

What to Expect
Duggan O’Reilly

Structural Steel Installer

To me steel means strength. That’s how I feel when I’m installing girders or beams for a new building.  Nothing is stronger, more powerful than steel.  When you look at all the beautiful buildings we put up today, I feel proud when I think that under all of the window…
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Essentials Skills
Structural Steel Installer


  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
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Structural Steel Installer
Article

Reinforcing steel installers find their distinct skills in high demand

2018-03-22
Richard Gilbert November 14, 2007 The occupation known as ironworker in British Columbia is being split into three distinct trades, including reinforcing steel installers. Trades Training The occupation known as ironworker in British Columbia is being split into three distinct trades, including reinforcing steel installers. A pilot program for reinforcing steel installers was offered at Sprott Shaw Community College in 2005. The

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Education Roadmap

Structural Steel Installer

Career ETA: 3 years

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Financial Expectation

Truck Driver

What to Expect
Marcelo Teixeira

Truck Driver

I wanted a job that`s permanent. You know what I mean? Like who knows what kind of jobs there will be in 20 years? They say the future jobs are in technology so that’s not going to work for me.  But I figured construction jobs will be here forever because…
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Essentials Skills
Truck Driver


  • Reading Text
  • Document use
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
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Truck Driver
Article

Tesla’s ​Semi is the safest, most comfortable truck ever.

2018-03-22
Tesla’s ​Semi is the safest, most comfortable truck ever. Four independent motors provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost.

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Education Roadmap

Truck Driver

Career ETA: 1 years

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Financial Expectation

Technical Sales Representative

What to Expect
Jason Hughes

Technical Sales Representative

They say a good salesperson can sell anything.  I beg to differ.  In my job for sure you have to know how to sell and that’s a whole art of its own but if you don’t understand how construction works you’ll have trouble selling anything in this industry. I didn’t…
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Essentials Skills
Technical Sales Representative


  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Numeracy
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Technical Sales Representative
Article

Automated crash vehicle designed to further protect road workers

2018-03-22
Peter Kenter February 7, 2017 U.S.-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has leveraged its autonomous military vehicle technology and married it to a truck mounted attenuator (TMA) to create the world’s first Autonomous TMA (ATMA). The vehicle is designed to protect construction workers from traffic and create a safer work zone. Pictured here is a leader vehicle (at right) with a driver who moves into position while transmitting veloci

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Education Roadmap

Technical Sales Representative

Career ETA: 3 years

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