For updated details regarding Construction Craft Worker (Labourer), please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the
ITA along with their sponsors. Application
forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online
registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Construction Craft Workers (Labourers) work mainly on construction sites in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial settings. These sites include pipelines, utilities, hydroelectric dams, roadways, bridges, tunnels,shipyards, mining and roadways.
Duties of the position include:
- site preparation and clean up
- setting up and removing access equipment
- assisting on concrete, masonry, steel, wood, and pre-cast erection projects
- handling materials and equipment to perform demolition, excavation, and compaction activities
- performing site safety and security checks
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two years to complete.
The technical training is made up of two levels. Each level is four weeks (120 hours; total 240 hours). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The program structure involves 4000 hours of work-based training. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves just over 133 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
- Use Safe Work Practices
- Organize Work
- Use Tools and Equipment
- Perform Routine Trade Activities
- Perform Site Work
- Use Scaffolding and Access Equipment
- Perform Concrete Work
- Perform Utilities and Pipeline Tasks
- Perform Roadwork
Grade 10 or equivalent, including:
- English 10
- Math 10
- Science 10
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country. To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.
There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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