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all about general labour jobs

A general labour job is a good place to start in the job market, as it doesn't require much skill or experience, and there's lots of opportunity to quickly advance. General labour work will also allow you to try different industries and tasks to better define your interests and strengths.

You can graduate into supervisory positions, be trained on a wide range of equipment, or move on to other higher paying roles as you acquire training and experience.

 

general labour jobs in canada

what general labour jobs entail

Your work takes place in a shop, warehouse, dock, farm, field or similar job site. You may be required to do a specific job, or fill in wherever you are needed. Though you probably don't wear a uniform, you may be required to wear steel-toe work boots and protective garments. In the course of a work day, you may keep a job site clean, load, unload and deliver materials, work with scaffolding, or support other contractors.

general labour salaries in canada

average general labour salaries

If you work in general labour, you're most likely paid an hourly rate, ranging from minimum wage in your province to as high as $19 per hour, once you have several years of experience under your belt.

General labour salaries tend to be on the low end of the salary spectrum because there's a lot of turnover. Those who gain experience in general labour jobs are likely to move on higher paying supervisor roles, or transition into other more specialized fields.

salaries across canada

  • toronto general labour salary

    $13.60 to $16.60 per hour

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  • vancouver general labour salary

    $14.10 to $20.20 per hour

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  • montreal general labour salary

    $12.90 to $18.60 per hour

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  • calgary full general labour salary

    $14.00 to $20.20 per hour

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general labour jobs in canada

your day to day tasks

General labour duties are varied and may include activities that assist other departments and personnel. Some general labourers on farms may pick crops and assist in other agricultural tasks.

Most general labour jobs, however, will include duties like cleaning, sweeping mopping assembling, lifting, or moving. You may also provide general assistance to other workers with more specialized tasks.

general labour jobs in canada

where you can work

As a general labourer, you can work in just about any industry or type of business. Some of the industries that require general labour frequently include retail and warehousing, maintenance, construction, and agriculture. Given the nature of your work, you'll have no trouble finding work anywhere in Canada.

 

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what you bring to the table

Workers who are flexible, willing to work hard and are attentive to their duties are highly valued. Though general labour jobs are generally considered low-skill level, you must be physically fit and able to endure a full workday on your feet. You are diligent, focused and able to clearly follow instructions. You work well both on your own and in a team setting and are able to communicate with your coworkers clearly.

 

general labour jobs in canada

training and certifications

Most general labour jobs will require a high school education or less. Occasionally general labour roles may require a driver's license or training operating a forklift or other heavy machinery. Some companies may also require prior experience performing a particular task or familiarity with industry-specific tools.

general labour jobs in canada

where your career is headed

A general labour job is a good place to start in the job market, as it doesn't require much skill or experience, and there's lots of opportunity to quickly advance. General labour work will also allow you to try different industries and tasks to better define your interests and strengths.

You can graduate into supervisory positions, be trained on a wide range of equipment, or move on to other higher paying roles as you acquire training and experience.

 

latest general labour jobs available

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    2018-11-20 Brampton, Ontario Temporary

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    2018-11-20 Mississauga, Ontario Temporary

    Are you looking for a FULL TIME warehouse work in Mississauga? PLUS you may EARN up to $300 per REFERRAL (no cap) if you BRING SOMEONE ALONG who is also looking for work!!! NOW call Sophia at 416-799-4193!!! POSITIONS AVAILABLE ​​1. General Warehouse Associate ...

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