Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers – NOC 7611 SDG
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
43.9% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
24.2% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
41.8% of the workforce is age 20 to 34
76% of construction trades helpers and labourers are employed in the construction sector
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Not many positions will become available due to retirements, however, high employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: 13.1%-14%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers is the twelfth most common occupation in SDG.
- The number of businesses operating in the Construction sector has grown since 2012 with a net of 33 businesses created between June 2013 and June 2014.
- The sector locally is comprised of small businesses. 73.1% of businesses operating in the Construction sector employ four people or less.
- Employment Outlook for Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers in the Ottawa Economic Region is good. Ongoing infrastructure renewal as well as recent investments in utilities and transit system projects should continue to support prospects. Construction trade helpers and labourers with broad training, experience and the ability to perform multiple job functions will have better prospects in this occupation. As construction is affected by weather conditions, workers willing to work extra hours during peak summer seasons may have a greater likelihood of attaining employment and better job security.
- Project locations can vary and some labourers may be expected to work at different job sites throughout the week. Workers with a personal vehicle may have an advantage. For more remote sites, labourers may be required to spend days away from home as daily commute may not be possible. Unionized workers are usually assigned work on a rotating basis and are generally paid more than non-unionized workers.
- For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Construction & Utilities Services Sector.