Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC 7205)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

This group includes roofing, masonry, painting and other construction trade contractors, not elsewhere classified, who own and operate their own business. Supervisors in this group supervise and coordinate the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers classified in the following groups:

  • masonry and plastering trades
  • other construction trades
  • other installers, repairers and servicers

These workers are employed by a wide range of establishments, which are indicated in the group descriptions. This group also includes:

  • prefabricated product installation and service contractors
  • proprietors of some repair and service establishments
Common job titles
  • contractor, bricklayers / masons / cement
  • contractor, fences / pools
  • contractor, glass / plaster / drywall
  • contractor, hot water heater
  • contractor, interlocking paving
  • contractor, paint / wallpaper


Contractors and supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of construction workers engaged in bricklaying, roofing, cement finishing, tilesetting, plastering, drywall installation, glazing, insulating and painting
  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install and service prefabricated products in residential and commercial properties, as well as workers who repair a wide variety of products, such as musical instruments, sports equipment, vending machines, bicycles and cameras
  • establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other subcontractors
  • solve work problems and recommend ways to improve productivity and product quality
  • order materials and supplies
  • train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • prepare work progress reports
  • may manage the operations of their own company
  • may also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this ocupation:

  • Work takes place indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little or no movement among the supervisors in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.