Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers – NOC 7611 SDG

1,100

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$28,574

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

88%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

90.1%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

13.9%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7 2016 when the unemployment rate in SDG was 5.8%

Education

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

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

76% of construction trades helpers and labourers are employed in the construction sector

Employment Outlook

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%

More Information

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.