Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers


Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers supervise and coordinate the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers classified in the following minor groups: Bricklayers and Insulators (7232), Concrete finishers, tilesetters and plasterers (7310), Roofers, Glaziers, Painters, decorators and floor covering installers (7311) and Building maintenance installers, servicers and repairers (7320). They are employed by a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions. Contractors may be self-employed. This unit group also includes prefabricated product installation and service contractors and proprietors of some repair and service establishments.

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of construction workers engaged in bricklaying, roofing, cement finishing, tilesetting, plastering, drywall installation, glazing, insulating and painting, and workers who install and service prefabricated products in residential and commercial properties, as well as workers who repair a wide variety of products, such as musical instruments, sports equipment, vending machines, bicycles and cameras

  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other subcontractors

  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality

  • Requisition materials and supplies

  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies

  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions

  • Prepare work progress reports

  • May manage the operations of own company

  • May also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers

  • Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Job titles

  • asphalt roofers foreman/woman
  • asphalt roofing contractor
  • asphalt roofing foreman/woman
  • bicycle repair shop supervisor
  • boiler and pipe insulation specialists foreman/woman
  • boiler and pipe insulators foreman/woman

Employment prospects

Source: BC Labour Market Outlook 2023 edition

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Education and training

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification may be required for some occupations in this unit group.
  • Several years of experience in the trade or in the work area supervised are usually required.

Additional information

  • There is little or no mobility among supervisors in this unit group.

Certification requirements

  • No certification requirements

Work Experience

  • Work experience required

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