Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)

A Construction Craft Worker (Labourer) works mostly on construction sites in residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial settings, including pipelines, utilities, hydroelectric dams, roadways, bridges, tunnels, shipyards, mining and railways. Construction Craft Worker (Labourer) tasks include site preparation and cleanup, setting up and removing access equipment, and assisting on concrete, masonry, steel, wood and pre-cast erection projects. They handle materials and equipment and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities. They may also perform site safety and security checks.


Record Book

Program Updates:

The Standardized Level Exam (SLE) for Level 1 has been implemented on August 1, 2016. See OSPN 2016 010 for details. 

The Exam Weighting Chart is available for the Level 1 and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. 

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 410.4 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 754.75 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 41.2 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 171.16 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 184.07 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 241.16 KB)