AVAILABLE JOBS

Job sustainability, outstanding pay, and work that’s rewarding! That’s what awaits you in a career in construction

The construction industry requires hard work and dedication, and offers higher than average pay, in an exciting and challenging work environment. Which is all matched by the potential to progress and succeed in the industry. What you put into in is what you get out of it! The construction industry offers you the opportunity to constructU; through opportunities to work with your hands, designing physical structures/buildings and seeing your potential grow!

Check out the various careers available to you and discover the road to success in the construction industry!

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Asphalt Paving Crew
Salary Start $40,300
Asphalt Paving Crew

Description

Apply asphalt or rock at proper depth, by hand, by using spreader boxes, or machine to obtain proper grade; rakes and shovels asphalt. Establish proper sub-grade and finish grade and prepare holes for patching. Operating the free-floating screed, they level the hot mix to the right thickness and evenness to produce the best roads.

Education

  • Some experience as a general construction laborer may be required

Salary start

$40,300

Salary 5 years

$46,345

Salary high end

$92,000

Bricklayer
Salary Start $59,400
Bricklayer

Description

Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures based on blueprints and specifications. They could be installing firebricks in commercial and industrial furnaces and incinerators.

Education

  • Completion of high school
  • Apprenticeship: 4880 hours (720 hours in school)
  • A brick and stone mason is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$59,400

Salary 5 years

$74,800

Salary high end

$88,000

CAD Highway/Building Designer
Salary Start $38,000
CAD Highway/Building Designer

Description

Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans. These plans are used by construction workers to build roads, buildings and other structures. Drafters' drawings show the technical details of the products and structures, and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures.

Education

  • Two-to-three year college program in engineering design and drafting technology
  • Trade certification of draftspersons is available, but voluntary in Ontario
  • Certification through provincial associations of engineering (OACETT) may be required by the employer

Salary start

$38,000

Salary 5 years

$43,700

Salary high end

$150,000

Carpenter
Salary Start $46,000
Carpenter

Description

Carpenters construction build-in-place or prefabricated wooden forms according to specifications. They form work for concrete structures such as bridges, foundations and other structures. They study blueprints and diagrams determining dimensions of materials required to complete a project.

Education

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required
  • Apprenticeship: 7200 hours-6480 on the job and 720 in school
  • Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are required

Salary start

$46,000

Salary 5 years

$74,375

Salary high end

$87,500

Crane Operator
Salary Start $55,000
Crane Operator

Description

There are various type of Crane Operators; Tower Cane, Mini-Tower Crane or mobile Crane. Crane Operators maintains and operates cranes that are capable of raising, lowering, or moving materials of significant weight. Tower Cranes are often used when building tall structures. Mobile Cranes are more commonly used on various job sites to lower materials into trenches.

Education

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is grade 10, however most employers require grade 12
  • Apprenticeship: 6000 hours-5,520 hours of on-the-job and 480 hours of in-school
  • Completions of a written exam (70% pass)
  • Registration with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is required

Salary start

$55,000

Salary 5 years

$74,500

Salary high end

$87,800

Construction Craft Worker
Salary Start $40,300
Construction Craft Worker

Description

Construction Craft Workers prepare, excavate, backfill, compact and clean up a work site. They also handle materials as well as ship and receive parts. Construction craft workers primarily work in the construction industry governed by the Apprenticeship Certification Act (ACA).

Education

  • On the job training is required
  • May need general construction labour experience An asset to complete the construction craft worker apprenticeship program

Salary start

$40,300

Salary 5 years

$78,200

Salary high end

$92,000

Cement/Concrete Finisher
Salary Start $40,300
Cement/Concrete Finisher

Description

Concrete Finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete. They install, maintain and restore floors, ceilings, sidewalks and roads. They are employed by construction companies, contractors and manufacturers. Some concrete finishers are self-employed, contracting their services for smaller projects.

Education

  • Completion of Apprenticeship: 4980-4500 on the job and 480 in school
  • Trade certification is voluntary in Ontario

Salary start

$40,300

Salary 5 years

$72,080

Salary high end

$84,800

Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians
Salary Start $45,000
Civil Engineering Technologist/Technicians

Description

Civil Engineering Technologists and technicians complete research, design, construction and maintenance of projects such as houses, roads, bridges, dams and water supply systems. They estimate costs and prepare specifications for materials, inspect civil engineering works, ensuring finished works are within specifications, contract terms and regulations.

Education

  • Completion of a two or three year college program in civil engineering technology or a closely related discipline
  • Certification in civil engineering technology is available through OACETT and may be required

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$100,000+

Civil Engineer
Salary Start $65,000
Civil Engineer

Description

Civil Engineers prepare project specifications for material, equipment, purchase and installation. They deliver designs that meet industry standards, specifications and solid constructability. They complete project documentation, work with municipalities, contractors, and the public to ensure design and construction is safe and meets regulations.

Education

  • A bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related Engineering discipline is required
  • Licensing by an association of professional engineers is required to approve drawings, and complete reports

Salary start

$65,000

Salary 5 years

$74,750

Salary high end

$150,000+

Drafter
Salary Start $42,000
Drafter

Description

Drafters prepare detailed technical drawings of objects that will be manufactured or built. Production and construction workers follow these drawings to build everything from radios to office buildings. These drawings show exact dimensions, materials to be used, and procedures to be followed.

Education

  • Completion of a two-to-three year college program in engineering design and drafting technology is usually required
  • Trade certification of draftspersons is available, but voluntary in Ontario through OACETT

Salary start

$42,000

Salary 5 years

$48,300

Salary high end

$200,000

Driller/Blaster
Salary Start $45,000
Driller/Blaster

Description

Driller/Blaster’s drill holes, assemble, plant, and detonate explosives to loosen earth, rock, stumps, or to demolish structures to facilitate removal. They examine mass, composition, structure, and location of object to be blasted and determine the kind of explosive to be used marking the location of charge holes for drilling. employed by mining, quarry, construction and contractors.

Education

  • Completion of a college program is usually required
  • Experience as a heavy equipment operator may be required for drillers
  • Experience as a blaster helper in surface mining and quarrying
  • Provincial blasting licence is usually required for blasters

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$93,000

Dispatcher
Salary Start $40,000
Dispatcher

Description

Dispatchers supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in manufacturing products and delivery of products. They quote prices and receive orders for various company products. They establish delivery schedules according to truck capacities, distances to delivery site, and unloading time. Prepares invoices, delivery tickets, and related shipping documents and assign drivers for deliveries.

Education

  • Dispatchers usually undergo some informal on-the-job training
  • Class "B" License may be required

Salary start

$40,000

Salary 5 years

$46,000

Salary high end

$85,000

Drywall Finisher
Salary Start $40,300
Drywall Finisher

Description

Drywall install and finish drywall sheets and types of ceiling systems. Plasterers apply finish and restore plaster or other materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and other surfaces.

Education

  • Apprenticeship: 5400 hours-4920 on-the-job and 480 hours in-school
  • A drywall installer/plasterer is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$40,300

Salary 5 years

$69,785

Salary high end

$82,100

Environmental Technologist
Salary Start $45,000
Environmental Technologist

Description

Environmental Engineering Technicians and Technologists operate, maintain and repair environmental testing equipment. They also monitor emissions and air quality, collect air and/or material samples, analyze data to determine actual and potential health risks. They may also be involved complete reports on how to clean up contaminated sites.

Education

  • Completion of a three year college program in civil engineering technology or a closely related discipline is require for civil engineering technicians
  • Certification in civil engineering technology or in a related filed is available through provincial association may be required for some positions

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$200,000

Electrician
Salary Start $59,400
Electrician

Description

Electricians install, alter, repair, maintain, calibrate and operate electrical systems in any premise, place, building or structure. They ensure that all work is done to code. Employment is with contractors, maintenance departments or they may be self-employed. Electricians interpret drawings and electrical code specifications at construction sites.

Education

  • Some experience as a general construction worker is required
  • Construction & Maintenance Electrician-Apprenticeship of 9000 hours-8160 hours on-the-job and 840 hours hours in-school

Salary start

$59,400

Salary 5 years

$79,730

Salary high end

$93,800

Electrical Engineer
Salary Start $70,000
Electrical Engineer

Description

Electrical engineers implement electrical components into any number of devices that use electricity. They design and manufacture electrical products of all shapes and sizes, making it a career constantly on the cutting edge. Electrical engineers frequently work with computers; they also work in team settings.

Education

  • Completion of high is required
  • Completion of a bachlors of engineering is required
  • Registration as a professional engineer may be required

Salary start

$70,000

Salary 5 years

$80,500

Salary high end

$250,000

Estimator
Salary Start $55,000
Estimator

Description

Estimators determine the costs of various construction projects. Estimators work for construction companies, construction contractors or may be self-employed. They determine materials, trades and time required to build structures, buildings or roadways. Estimators determine cost for structural, electrical, civil or mechanical construction projects.

Education

  • Completion of high is required
  • Completion of a three-year college program in civil or construction engineering technology or several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in construction

Salary start

$55,000

Salary 5 years

$63,250

Salary high end

$125,000

Equipment Manager
Salary Start $60,000
Equipment Manager

Description

Equipment managers plan, coordinate and direct the operations of all equipment. They organize and execute maintained and repair schedules of equipment. They develop and ensure safety practice and policies for operating the equipment both on and off a jobsite. They are provide the proper equipment for the job, either on-site, or off-site.

Education

  • Qualification as a heavy equipment mechanic is usually required
  • Experience with equipment maintenance and repair is usually required.

Salary start

$60,000

Salary 5 years

$69,000

Salary high end

$225,000

GIS Assistant
Salary Start $40,000
GIS Assistant

Description

Digitizes and performs data entry and manipulation to create, maintain and update maps, plots, graphic simulation and manuscript data for use by various agencies, Preliminary data and final produces are checked to ensure quality control of all data entering the system; maintains accurate records and documentation of work.

Education

  • Years of experience in the construction industry may be required
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary but is still recommended

Salary start

$40,000

Salary 5 years

$46,000

Salary high end

$85,000

Geomatics Plan Assistant
Salary Start $55,000
Geomatics Plan Assistant

Description

Geomatics Plan Assistant helps to produce, edit, process, prepare and review survey, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping projects and deliverable for the planning, design, construction and operation of transportation facilities as well as other forms of construction.

Education

  • Completion of a 2-3 year college program in geomatics is required for survey technologists
  • Completion of a 1-2 year college program in geomatics is required for survey technicians
  • Certification by provincial associations (OACETT) may be required

Salary start

$55,000

Salary 5 years

$63,250

Salary high end

$95,000

Grading Foreman
Salary Start $60,000
Grading Foreman

Description

Grading foreman supervise all activities related excavating, grading, paving, and concrete work. Foreman also supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who sets grade stakes to guide equipment operators regarding highways, using measuring instruments and hand-tools. They read survey stakes along to determine grade specification. They measure horizontally and vertically using survey rod and eye level to ensure work is completed accurately.

Education

  • Some experience as a general construction labourer may be required
  • A post Secondary Diploma in construction management or a related field may be required

Salary start

$60,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$100,000

Gas Fitter
Salary Start $50,000
Gas Fitter

Description

Gas fitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in various establishments. They are employed by gas utility companies and gas servicing companies.

Education

  • Several years of experience in the construction industry
  • Completion of the Gas Technician Certification program
  • On the job training is required

Salary start

$50,000

Salary 5 years

$85,000

Salary high end

$200,000

Heavy Equipment Operator
Salary Start $78,700
Heavy Equipment Operator

Description

Material moving equipment operators use machinery to move construction materials, earth, and materials. They move materials over short distances around a construction site and some move materials on or off trucks. They may also set up and inspect equipment, make adjustments, and perform minor repairs when needed.

Education

  • Apprenticeship: 2,500 hours-2260 hours on the job and 240 hours in school
  • Apprenticeship is offered for this trade and the length varies depending on the type of equipment.
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary in Ontario

Salary start

$78,700

Salary 5 years

$90,505

Salary high end

$95,400

Health and Safety Coordinator
Salary Start $55,000
Health and Safety Coordinator

Description

Health and Safety Representatives help develop, maintain and implement health and safety policies, ensuring they are updated and current with legislation. They evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. They ensure staff receive training and handle any accidents.

Education

  • A working knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation
  • A member of the Certified Registered Safety Professional
  • A diploma in Occupation Health and Safety or related discipline at a community college
  • Experience in construction

Salary start

$55,000

Salary 5 years

$63,250

Salary high end

$225,000

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Salary Start $55,000
Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Description

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics/Technicians repair and maintain heavy duty equipment that is used in construction. They are employed by equipment dealers, contractors or transportation departments they specialize in specific types of machinery; combines, tracked vehicles, engine overhaul, power shift transmission, fuel injection, hydraulics or electronics.

Education

  • A high school diploma is required
  • Apprenticeship: 720 hours in school and 6280 on the job
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary in Ontario, but is still recommended

Salary start

$55,000

Salary 5 years

$63,250

Salary high end

$100,000

Highway Maintenance Worker
Salary Start $45,000
Highway Maintenance Worker

Description

Highway maintenance workers keep municipal, county, and city highways and roads in safe condition. They repair guardrails and snow fences; put up stop signs; paint dividing lines between traffic lanes; and fix potholes caused by weather or heavy traffic. Use snowplows and blowers to clear the roads. Tasks vary with the location.

Education

  • On the job training is required
  • Apprenticeship: 480 hours in school and 6280 hours on the job
  • May need general construction labouring experience

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$90,000

Insulator
Salary Start $45,000
Insulator

Description

Insulation workers install and replace materials used to insulate buildings and mechanical systems to control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.

Education

  • Apprenticeship: 630 hours in school and 5770 hours on the job training
  • On the job training is required

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$78,200

Salary high end

$92,000

Municipal Engineer
Salary Start $70,000
Municipal Engineer

Description

Municipal Engineers perform engineering duties in planning, designing, supervising construction, maintenance of structures and facilities such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, dams, pipelines, power plants, water and sewer system. Municipal Engineers typically work for municipalities, cities or townships.

Education

  • A bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related Engineering discipline may be required
  • Licensing by the association of professional engineers is required to approve drawings, and create reports

Salary start

$70,000

Salary 5 years

$80,500

Salary high end

$175,000

Municipal Roads Superintendent
Salary Start $45,000
Municipal Roads Superintendent

Description

The Roads Supervisor oversees the day-to-day work activities of the roads employees. The incumbent provides a variety of construction, maintenance and repair services to roads, municipal drains, landfill sites, and other municipal infrastructure and operates equipment and machinery on an as required basis.

Education

    -

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$125,000

Mechanical Engineer
Salary Start $65,000
Mechanical Engineer

Description

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Education

  • Completion of high school is required
  • A university degree in mechanical engineering is required
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with PEO with a valid P. Eng.

Salary start

$65,000

Salary 5 years

$74,750

Salary high end

$150,000

Painter
Salary Start $10,000
Painter

Description

Painters apply paint and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They estimate the amount of materials required and then complete the project.

Education

  • Completion of high school is required.
  • Apprenticeship: 6000 hours-5280 on the job and 720 in school
  • Painter is a voluntary trade in Ontario
  • Real seal certification is available.

Salary start

$10,000

Salary 5 years

$60,000

Salary high end

$80,000

Purchasing Agent
Salary Start $50,000
Purchasing Agent

Description

Coordinates activities involving procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, and advertising. They obtain product or service information, price, availability and delivery schedule. Select products for purchase by testing, or examining them. Prepares purchase orders, bid requests, review bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations all while keeping detailed records and inventory.

Education

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration required
  • Purchasing agents and officers may require a related university degree or college diploma
  • A certificate in purchasing from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada may be required

Salary start

$50,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$100,100

Plumber
Salary Start $59,400
Plumber

Description

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution, consumption and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Education

  • Completion of High School
  • Apprenticeship: 9000 hours-8280 on the job and 720 in school

Salary start

$59,400

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$100,000

Pipe Layer Assistant
Salary Start $40,300
Pipe Layer Assistant

Description

Pipe layer Assistants help pipe layers to lay pipe for storm or sanitary sewers, drains and water mains. They cover pipe with earth or other materials, cut pipes to required lengths and help align and position pipe for welding or sealing. They also dig trenches to the desired depths by hand.

Education

  • A high school diploma is required, may get on the job training
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary in Ontario, but is still recommended

Salary start

$40,300

Salary 5 years

$60,000

Salary high end

$82,000

Project Manager
Salary Start $34,000
Project Manager

Description

Construction project managers play a key role on construction projects. They plan, schedule, organize, direct, control and evaluate activities on construction projects. Depending on the company they may be responsible for billion dollar projects.

Education

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) offers great courses for this profession
  • The Canadian Construction Association offers Gold Seal Courses for Project Managers
  • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology may be required.

Salary start

$34,000

Salary 5 years

$60,000

Salary high end

$95,000

Quality Control Officer
Salary Start $50,000
Quality Control Officer

Description

Develops, directs and coordinates the quality control program for staff involved in the collection and analyzing of construction material samples. They review laboratory practices and procedures to ensure that compliance with quality assurance and safety standards are met.

Education

  • Some jobs require a Civil Engineering Diploma
  • Construction Quality Control courses offered in the industry

Salary start

$50,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$100,000

Roofer (industrial)
Salary Start $45000
Roofer (industrial)

Description

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs and shingles or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Roofers may also waterproof buildings, foundations or other structures. Industrial roofers work on large project such as commercial plazas or large buildings.

Education

  • High school diploma is required
  • Apprenticeship: 4,000 hours-3,520 hours of on-the-job and 480 hours of in-school
  • Roofing is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$45000

Salary 5 years

$60,000

Salary high end

$87000

Roofer (residential)
Salary Start $45,000
Roofer (residential)

Description

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs and shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Roofers may also waterproof buildings, foundations or other structures. Industrial roofers work on roofs of houses. They may be self employed or work for home builders.

Education

  • Apprenticeship: 7,400 hours- 6,440 hours of on-the-job and 960 hours of in-school
  • Roofing is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$60000

Salary high end

$80000

Surveyor
Salary Start $50,000
Surveyor

Description

Land surveyors plan, direct and conduct legal surveys to establish the location of real property boundaries, contours and land features, and prepare and maintain drawings, plans, records and documents related to these surveys. They also analyze engineering plans, survey data, photographs, computer and other info. They stake boundaries and underground facilities, documenting data as directed.They are employed by governments, land surveying establishments, engineering and construction firms, or they may be self-employed.

Education

  • Experience in the construction industry is an asset
  • Completion of a post-secondary program related to Geomatics/Civil Engineering

Salary start

$50,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$100,000

Sheet Metal Worker
Salary Start $58,000
Sheet Metal Worker

Description

Sheet Metal workers work on construction projects or in manufacturing shops. They may specialize in ornamental work, weather-proofing, air conditioning or system balancing. They build various building materials such as heat ducts and eaves-troughs among other building items.

Education

  • Completion of high school is required
  • Apprenticeship: 9000 hours of on-the-job and 720 hours of in-school
  • Sheet metal worker is a compulsory trade in Ontario.

Salary start

$58,000

Salary 5 years

$65,000

Salary high end

$84,000

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)
Salary Start $75,000
Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

Description

Reinforcing steel installers reinforce concrete. They install various materials such as steel to provide strength to concrete. They install steel and other materials in the construction of various structures including buildings, bridges sewers and highways.

Education

  • Completion of high school is mandatory
  • Apprenticeship: 6000 hours-5280 hours on the job and 720 hours in school
  • An ironworker is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$75,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$88,000

Site Superintendent
Salary Start $63,000
Site Superintendent

Description

A Site Supervisor oversees the construction process and is responsible for the overall construction activities, within the established design, budget and scheduling guidelines. They are responsible for the progress of the construction project. Site supervisors organize trades, deal with issues and direct staff.

Education

  • Completion of high school is mandatory
  • Training through experience
  • College diploma in construction technology may be required
  • University degree in civil engineering

Salary start

$63,000

Salary 5 years

$72,450

Salary high end

$125,000

Structural Steel Installer
Salary Start $75,000
Structural Steel Installer

Description

Structural steel installers also known as Ironworkers, fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precise concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in the construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams and other structures and equipment

Education

  • Apprenticeship: 6000 hours-5280 hours on the job and 720 hours in school
  • An ironworker is a voluntary trade in Ontario

Salary start

$75,000

Salary 5 years

$80,000

Salary high end

$88,000

Truck Driver
Salary Start $45,000
Truck Driver

Description

Drives truck equipped with dump body to transport/dump loose materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed rock. Pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump content often loading by hand or by operating mechanical loader. They are designated according to type of equipment driven or materials hauled for off-highway projects

Education

  • Often receiving on the job training
  • Drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes must have air brake endorsements
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification needed to transport dangerous goods
  • G License as well as DZ license

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$86,500

Technical Sales Representative
Salary Start $45,000
Technical Sales Representative

Description

A technical sales representative combines technical knowledge with sales skills. The work various depending on the level of technical knowledge and understanding needed to sell competently a product or service offered and respond effectively to customers or clients.

Education

  • A university degree or college diploma is usually required
  • Experience in sales or a technical occupation related to the product or service may be required
  • Must stay up to date on technology and industrial products, telecommunications or computer products and services

Salary start

$45,000

Salary 5 years

$51,750

Salary high end

$125,000