Labourers are a backbone to construction, working on tasks that help work run smoothly on job sites. They use diverse skills in a variety of construction activities, including preparing construction sites, moving equipment and materials, installing water and sewer lines, operating hand tools, working with concrete, and cleaning up finished sites.


  • Perform various duties involving tool use, lifting, carrying and managing equipment and machinery
  • Install and remove scaffolding, ramps and barricades
  • Assist heavy equipment operators in securing and guiding movement of equipment
  • Level earth to grade specifications
  • Assist in demolishing buildings
  • Mix, pour and spread concrete, asphalt and other material
  • Help align pipes and other activities during oil and gas pipeline construction
  • Operate pneumatic hammers and tampers

What You’ll Need

Entrance Requirements

High School: Math level 10 Previous construction experience preferred, but not required.

Apprenticeship Program:
Includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Numeracy, reading, communication, problem-solving
  • Physical fitness
  • Ability to work in high places
  • Ability to work outdoors in diverse weather
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Experience using power tools & machinery

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Hourly Pay

Contact the local union for more information on hourly pay, benefits, pensions and more.

Projected Retirement

8,700 + 
Projected construction worker retirements in the next decade

*BuildForce Canada

You are looking for variety on the job.

You like working with your hands & with machines.

You are comfortable working at heights & in diverse weather.

Did You Know?

LIUNA Local 180 regularly donates to charities and social programs across the province of Saskatchewan. The Construction and General Workers’ Local Union 180 has a rich and diverse history dating back over 50 years.