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Construction Craft Worker (Labourer): Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Credential Granted
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact Tracy Harrison, Apprenticeship Manager Assistant 250.762.5445 (loc 4347)

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Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

Contact OC for the next opening.

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)

ITA Source: 'Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)' profile.


Construction Craft Workers (Labourers) work mainly on construction sites in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial settings. These sites include pipelines, utilities, hydroelectric dams, roadways, and bridges.

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. 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 Content

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
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10

Red Seal Endorsement

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 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

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Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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