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about construction jobs in Montreal

Working in construction is an ideal position for people who enjoy building things, physical labour, and are skilled working with tools and equipment. However, the construction industry as a whole is down in the Montreal region. There are currently just over 5,200 construction jobs; this is down 5% from the previous year. Overall, construction jobs are down by just under 20% since 2007. There are fewer projects and jobs available. Therefore, those looking for work need to add new skills and ensure they meet all qualifications to be considered. Expect construction jobs to be contested and competitive.

construction salaries in Montreal

Construction workers in Montreal are paid hourly. Most start at an entry level salary, but you can increase earning potential if you have specialized skills. Here are the current rates for construction salaries in Montreal:

Entry level salary: $13.40 to $15.30
Intermediate salary: $14.60 to $16.70
Senior salary: $15.80 to $18.00

top industries for construction jobs in Montreal

Even though construction job opportunities are down in the Montreal area, there is still need in a number of industries. Therefore, having diverse skills will give you an edge over other candidates. Here are the top industries for construction jobs in Montreal:

  1. Residential building construction
  2. Foundation, structure, exterior
  3. Non-residential building construction
  4. Other specialty trades
  5. Highway, street, bridge construction

in demand skills in Montreal

Top candidates for construction jobs in Montreal have the ability to work on a variety of different job sites and have experience using a variety of tools. In additional to standard construction skills, hiring companies are also looking for candidates who possess these skills:

  • Circular saws
  • Air compressors
  • Aligners
  • Sledgehammers
  • Quality assurance (QA)

next steps for construction workers

Once you find work in construction, there are many opportunities for you to advance your career. You can work for different companies, take on different roles, and eventually move up to foreman, job site supervisor, and other management roles.

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