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about construction jobs in Toronto

If you are good with your hands and like to build things, then a career in construction may be for you. Construction jobs are found with many companies – contractors, trades companies, and large construction firms. These companies are looking for skilled professionals to help them on job sites for home builds, road construction and many other types of building projects. Currently, there are more than 18,000 construction jobs in Toronto, which is on par with the previous year. Construction jobs overall have been down just over 5% since 2007. While there are ample jobs, it’s important to have good experience and meet the job qualifications if you want to work in the construction trade.

construction salaries in Toronto

Construction jobs in Toronto start at entry level, and you are paid accordingly. Most construction jobs are paid hourly and your salary will increase with experience and be based on your skill level and type of work you do. Here are the construction salaries in Toronto:

Entry level salary: $14.10 to $16.10
Intermediate salary: $15.40 to $17.60
Senior salary: $16.60 to $19.00

top industries for construction jobs in Toronto

Construction jobs can vary greatly. You can do everything from home building, road work, or work in a specific trade. Specializing in a particular type of construction can help you with your job search and make you a better overall candidate. If you are looking for construction jobs in Toronto, here are the top industries that are hiring:

  1. Residential building construction
  2. Foundation, structure, exterior
  3. Non-residential building construction
  4. Other specialty trades
  5. Building equipment contractors

in demand skills in Toronto

Having a general skill set will get your foot in the door, but it’s important to continue to learn new skills as you gain experience in the industry. Here are some of the top in demand skills in Toronto hiring companies are looking for in construction workers:

  • Scaffolding
  • Blueprints
  • Concrete saws
  • Mortars
  • Jackhammers

next steps for construction workers

Many construction workers pursue a professional license and certification. This allows you to specialize in a specific area of construction. Many workers move into management and planning roles within the construction industry.

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