Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622)

About this job

Railway and motor transport labourers:

  • perform a variety of tasks to helpt track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators
  • work for railway transport companies and motor transport companies
Common job titles
  • carman / carwoman
  • delivery / fuel truck triver
  • labourer, motor transport / railway yard
  • rail lubricator
  • railway car decal applier / car weigher
  • railway helper / engineer's assistant


Railway labourers:

  • transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to help railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
  • cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
  • check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness

Motor transport labourers:

  • help truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • perform labouring duties in warehouses

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place indoors, and is some cases, the temperature will vary.
  • Work is also done outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Working with equipment and tools, such as scythes and mowers, may be a source of injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to noise in the workplace that could cause hearing problems.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience, railway labourers may progress to railway track maintenance workers or railway yard workers.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.