Other trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7612)

About this job

This group includes trade helpers and labourers, not elsewhere classified, who:

  • help skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities with the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment
  • help with the maintenance and repair of transportation and heavy equipment
  • help with the installation and repair of telecommunication and power cables
  • help with other repair and service work settings
  • are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing, utility and service companies
Common job titles
  • assistant, aerial spraying
  • automobile body repairer
  • cable installation and repair
  • digger, peat
  • electrician
  • elevator constructor / mechanic


Trade helpers and labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • move tools, equipment and other materials to and from work areas
  • help with splicing overhead and underground communications and electric power transmission cables
  • help with repairing, maintaining and installing industrial machinery and equipment
  • help with repairing, maintaining and installing refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment
  • help with repairing, maintaining and installing elevators
  • help with repairing and maintaining stationary electric power generating and distribution equipment
  • help with mechanical, electrical and body repairs of aircraft, railway cars, automobiles, trucks, buses, heavy equipment and motorcycles
  • help with repairing electrical appliances, small engines or other similar equipment
  • mix fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and load mixture into airplane for aerial spraying
  • help with land surveying activities, such as holding or moving stakes and rods, clearing brush and debris from line of survey and transporting surveying tools to work area
  • do other labouring and elemental tasks as needed

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Workers may be exposed to hazardous substances such as pesticides.
  • Work takes place near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a source of accident or injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to flying particles, noise, vibration, strong odours and dust.
  • Workplaces such as elevators can be hazardous.
  • Workers work on electric power equipment that may be a source of electrical shock.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little or no movement between occupations in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.