Labourers in metal fabrication

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9612  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Automatic Machine Polisher - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Battery Lead Burner Helper
  • Bench Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bending Machine Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bit Sharpener Tender
  • Blacksmith Helper
  • Boilermaker Helper
  • Brake Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Brazing Machine Feeder
  • Buffing Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bumper Operator, Aircraft
  • Burnisher - Metalworking
  • Cartridge Parts Cleaner - Explosives And Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Chipper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Chipper-grinder
  • Chipper-grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Chisel Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Coil Spring Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Deburrer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Die Blanking Press Operator Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Dresser - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Drill Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Drop Hammer Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Fabrication Shop Helper - Metal Products
  • Finish Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Finisher, Foundry Moulds
  • Firearms Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Fitter Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Flame Cutter Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Forge Helper
  • Forger Helper
  • Foundry Mould Finisher
  • Galvanizer Helper
  • Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder And Sharpener - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-chipper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-deburrer
  • Grinder-deburrer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-dresser - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-trimmer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Hand Buffer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Hand Filer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Heat Treater Helper
  • Helper, Industrial Sheet Metal Worker
  • Labourer - Metal Fabrication
  • Labourer, Metal Polishing-plating
  • Machine Shop Bench Hand - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Machine Shop Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Press Operator Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Bluing Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Buffer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Casting Finisher
  • Metal Cleaner
  • Metal Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Cleaner, Immersion - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabrication Worker
  • Metal Filer, Hand
  • Metal Pickler Operator Helper
  • Metal Polisher Helper
  • Metal Structure Fitter Helper
  • Metal-fabricating Shop Helper
  • Metalworking Machine Helper
  • Mill Roll Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Mould Cleaner - Foundry
  • Mould Dresser - Foundry
  • Nib Finisher - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Nut And Bolt Assembler - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Nut And Bolt Packer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Pellet Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plate Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plate Worker Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plater Helper
  • Plater Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Plating Room Helper
  • Polisher, Slide Fasteners - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Power Hammer Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Production Helper - Metal Coating
  • Punch Press Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Reel Wrapper - Wire Products Manufacturing
  • Rigger Helper - Shipbuilding
  • Sandblaster - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Sandblaster Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Sandblasting Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shear Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Sheet Metal Polisher And Buffer
  • Sherardizer Helper
  • Shipbuilding Fitter Helper
  • Shipfitter Helper
  • Shipwright Helper
  • Shot Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shotblaster
  • Shotblaster - Metal Fabrication
  • Shotblasting Machine Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shotblasting Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Soldering Machine Feeder
  • Structural Metal Fitter Helper
  • Structural Steel Fitter Helper
  • Tank Calibrator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Trimmer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbler Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbling Barrel Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbling Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Upsetter Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Welder Helper
  • Welder-fitter Helper
  • Welder-fitter Helper - Manufacturing
  • Welding Machine Operator Helper
  • Wheelabrator Operator
  • Wheelabrator Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Wire Finisher
  • Wire Loom Helper
  • Wire Spooler - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Wire Weaver Helper
  • Wrapping Machine Operator - Wire Products Manufacturing
  • Blacksmith Helper
  • Buffing Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-deburrer
  • Labourer - Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Machine Helper
  • Plater Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Shipfitter Helper
  • Shotblaster - Metal Fabrication
  • Wheelabrator Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for labourers in metal fabrication.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $39,594
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $37,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $13,802
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $28,003
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $37,386
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for labourers in metal fabrication.

Gender Median Income
Male $37,386
Female $37,542
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (5 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for labourers in metal fabrication.

$36,075.00
Lowest Observed
$44,850.00
Highest Observed
$36,075.00
25th Percentile
$39,200.00
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$40,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for labourers in metal fabrication

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 195
25 to 34 years 150
35 to 44 years 160
45 to 54 years 210
55 to 64 years 135
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 0
Total 885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for labourers in metal fabrication. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 425
Part Time 525
Total 930
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for labourers in metal fabrication. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 705
Female 180
Total 890
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for labourers in metal fabrication. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 880
Self Employed 20
Total 885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for labourers in metal fabrication. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 840
Unemployed 65
Total 885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for labourers in metal fabrication. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 295
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 425
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 125
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 25
Total 930
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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