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Careersinconstruction.ca is an initiative of the Construction Sector Council.
Funding for this project is being provided by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program.
In the New Home Building and Renovation sector, you can build a career creating attractive family homes and participating in the growth of your own community.
Careers in Heavy Industrial Construction are as rewarding as they are demanding.
In Institutional and Commercial Construction, which plays an important role in the economic and social life of our country, you will work on buildings, such as office towers, malls, schools, hospitals and stadiums.
With a career in Civil Engineering Construction, you’ll be contributing to essential public projects such as bridges, highways, dams, water and sewer systems, and power and communication lines.
All four construction sectors employ a wide range of skilled construction workers. In most trades and occupations, you can follow a career path that takes you from one sector to another.
Carpenters, painters, bricklayers, cabinetmakers, landscapers and floor covering installers are in constant demand in the New Home Building and Renovation, and Institutional and Commercial construction sectors.
Boilermakers, crane operators, concrete finishers, drillers and blasters, welders and ironworkers are essential to projects in the Heavy Industrial and Civil Engineering sectors.
Construction also needs designers, architects, computer specialists, surveyors, estimators, schedulers, financial managers, entrepreneurs and many other skilled and ambitious people to work in all sectors.
A career in construction can start at different points for different people:
For more information on how to enter the construction industry, check out Getting started .
Many people are certified to work in several areas of construction, and one position often leads logically to another:
With a number of certifications, or with construction experience plus a diploma or degree in business, communications, accounting or management, you can climb far and high in the construction industry.
Although construction employs almost a million Canadians, most companies are not that large and there are plenty of opportunities to start your own business, especially in the new home building and renovation sector. Many of today’s large construction companies started as small sub-contracting firms in this sector.
Any way you look at it, construction offers a lifetime of opportunities and the chance to build a long and meaningful career.
The construction industry offers a career choice to suit practically everyone.
Find out if you have what it takes to be part of Canada’s construction industry. Take the construction challenge! Click here .