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about construction jobs in Calgary

Construction is ongoing in Canada’s largest cities, and Calgary is no different. Whether it’s new homes, condos, or infrastructure, there always seems to be construction projects happening. This also means there is demand for construction workers. There are currently over 6,300 construction jobs in Calgary and surrounding area. This is a slight increase from the previous year, and a large 18% increase since 2007. Construction companies are looking for skilled individuals who can work in a variety of industries and have the ability to work with different types of tools and equipment.

construction salaries in Calgary

Construction workers in Calgary are paid slightly higher hourly wages than in other cities. Your salary is based on your level of experience. Here are the average hourly construction salaries in Calgary:

Entry level salary: $14.60 to $16.80
Intermediate salary: $16.00 to $18.40
Senior salary: $17.30 to $19.80

top industries for construction workers in Calgary

Construction workers can work for the government, private construction firms, contractors, and many other organizations in a variety of construction-based industries. Here are the top industries for construction workers in the Calgary region:

  1. Residential building construction
  2. Foundation, structure, exterior
  3. Non-residential building construction
  4. Utility system construction
  5. Building equipment contractors

in demand skills in Calgary

Your skill set can have a big impact on job opportunities. Hiring companies are looking for candidates who have more than the basic construction skills. Here are some of the top in demand skills construction companies are in need of:

  • Blueprints
  • Scaffolding
  • Aligners
  • Mortars
  • Swing stages

next steps for construction workers

Construction workers typically stay within the industry for the duration of their career. With enough experience and by adding new skills, licenses and certifications, you can work your way up to more senior roles within your organization.

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