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Certificate of Qualification 450A

Construction Craft Worker

A Construction Craft Worker is a versatile tradesperson who performs a variety of tasks on construction sites. They are responsible for assisting other tradespeople, such as Carpenters and Electricians, with tasks such as measuring and cutting materials, erecting scaffolding, and digging trenches. Construction Craft Workers may also operate small tools and equipment, mix and apply cement and mortar, and clean up debris and materials from the work site. They must have a good understanding of safety regulations and be able to work effectively as part of a team. Construction Craft Workers may specialize in a particular area, such as concrete work or masonry, or they may work on a variety of projects.

Required Skills & Features

  • Eagerness to develop new skills and show initiative

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • A strong work ethic & positive attitude

  • Well organized, punctual & reliable

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 10 minimum, Grade 12 numeracy/literacy preferred

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Valid Ontario drivers licence


2400 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self Employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage in site preparation and cleanup activities.

  • Set up and dismantle access equipment.

  • Participate in projects involving concrete, masonry, steel, wood, and pre-cast erection.

  • Manage materials and equipment, including conducting demolition, excavation, and compaction activities.

  • Ensure site security measures are in place.

  • Possibly specialize in operating off-road vehicles, drilling and blasting, scaling, sandblasting, high-pressure washing, diving, tunneling, and emergency rescue operations.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $41/Hr


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