Local 607 offers 3 apprenticeships:
♦ Construction Craft Worker
♦ Cement finisher
♦ Tilesetter


Construction Craft Worker
Apprenticeship and Certification Act

Voluntary Trade
Trade Code 450A
NOC 7611

Educational/Training Requirements:

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 10;
  • Completion of a 2,400 hours on the job and 480 hours in school apprenticeship program
  • If you have worked as a Construction Labourer with any previous employer but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification or be credited with the amount of hours worked.

Personal capabilities:

  • You work outdoors in changeable climatic conditions
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You are punctual, show initiative and persistence and are able to take orders
  • You are in good physical condition and enjoy hard physical work
  • You are exposed to water, noises, vibrations and situations requiring attention to safety
  • You enjoy working with hand tools
  • You are willing to work as part of a team

On the Job Training:

  • Read blueprints
  • Prepare, excavate, backfill, compact and clean up work sites
  • Load and unload construction materials, move materials to work areas
  • Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades required at construction sites
  • Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete and asphalt
  • Assist varied tradespersons such as carpenters, bricklayers, cement finishers, roofers and glaziers in construction activities
  • Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel
  • Assist in demolishing buildings using prying bars and other tools and sort, clean and pile salvaged materials
  • Remove rubble and other debris at construction sites using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment
  • Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed
  • Tend or feed machines or equipment used in construction such as mixers, compressors and pumps


  • Operate steer-gear loaders, forklift, excavators and compactors equipments.
    Approximately 80% of apprenticeship training is done at work sites for which you will be paid to learn while you are getting paid.
    The on-the-job training component requires a commitment from the apprentice and employer. Apprentices are there to learn all aspects of the trade. You may work for several employers to gain the experience you need.Employers should have facilities and work opportunities that will expose apprentices to all aspects of the trade and have well-qualified journeypersons to oversee apprentices’ work and training.

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About 20% of apprenticeship is technical training done in classrooms or shop.
The technical training component usually involves spending 8 weeks in a classroom or shop on the beginning of the apprenticeship and 8 weeks at the end. An examination is usually given at the end of each classroom session. Apprentices are responsible for working with their employers to schedule their technical training at appropriate times.

Apprentices are not usually paid while they do their technical training but they may qualify for Employment Insurance benefits.

Once you’ve:
- attended all in-school technical training sessions
- worked the prescribed number of hours on-the-job, and
- passed all required exams
you will receive the CCW Certificate of Qualification from MTCU.


For Cement Finishing and Tilesetting apprentceship information, Please call us at 807 - 622 0607