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general labour in calgary

2017 saw a slight increase in the demand for general labour in Calgary, with job-growth above the national average. There were approximately 6,300 general labourer positions in Calgary by the end of the year, a growth of 0.4% over the previous year’s figures.

general labourer wages in calgary

General labourers in Calgary were typically paid more than their counterparts in other major Canadian cities.

Entry level wages (hourly): $14 - $16.2
Intermediate wages (hourly): $15.9 - $18.4
Senior wages (hourly): $17.5 - $20.2

top industries for general labourers in calgary

General labourers can expect to find work primarily with construction-based companies. Some of the top industries for general labour include:

  1. residential building construction
  2. foundation contractors
  3. non-residential building construction
  4. utility system construction
  5. other specialty contractors

in demand skills in calgary

Most general labour jobs don’t require having too many advanced skills, but Calgary employers will prioritize those who have experience with the following:

  • preventive maintenance
  • forklifts
  • electrical repairs
  • switches
  • blueprints

next steps for general labourers

General labour is one of the cornerstones of construction, and there is a lot of room for upward mobility. General labourers may choose to specialize in any one of the numerous roles they find themselves performing on-job. The career path of a general labourer is really up to the person in question and what role they decide to specialize in.

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