Working in Heavy Construction

The heavy construction industry maintains the well-being of our community by building roads, highways, bridges, sewers, watermains and tunnels.

Why work in the heavy construction industry?

  1. Thinking is required! Say goodbye to the myth that construction work is mindless. The construction industry is an excellent career choice for high-achievers, critical thinkers and problem solvers interested in performing mindful and purposeful work.
  2. Jobs are available. With one out of five workers retiring, the industry is looking for 250,000 new workers over the next 10 years.
  3. Construction workers typically earn more than the average Canadian.
  4. No experience necessary. Receive on the job training, work in a collaborative work environment and learn from your colleagues.
  5. Great work/life balance. In Ottawa, workers generally work a 44-hour week with benefits in an office or in the field.
  6. Continuous learning. Learn every day and work with cool, cutting edge technology.
  7. You will never be bored! Every job is different, and no two days are alike.
  8. Opportunities for growth. Advance to positions such as foreman, supervisor, project manager or health and safety professional.
  9. Mentoring programs. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues and to learn new technologies as they emerge or evolve.
  10. Acquire skills that last a lifetime. Learn from experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

We have a job for you!

Labourer $40,300 – $92,000 On the job training
Foreman $80,000 – $95,000 Construction experience
Superintendent $100,000 – $130,000 Construction experience
Civil Engineer $65,000 – $150,000 Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technologist $45,000 – $100,000 College Diploma
Truck Driver $45,000 – $86,500 G and DZ licences
Heavy Equipment Operator $78,700 – $95,400 Apprenticeship or college program
Project Manager $90,000 – $180,000 College Diploma
Heavy Equipment Mechanic $59,400 – $100,000 Apprenticeship
Surveyor $50,000 – $100,000 Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics or Civil Engineering
Concrete Worker $40,300 – $84,400 On the job training
Paving Crew $40,300 – $92,000 On the job training
Estimator $80,000 – $150,000 College Diploma or Construction Experience
Health & Safety Coordinator $55,000 – $125,000 Diploma in Occupation Health and Safety or Certification as a Registered Safety Professional