Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2018-2020)
Minimum Not published
Median 16.00$
Maximum 28.00$
Job prospect
(2019-2023)
Employment in 2018
2,000
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Nature of work

Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.

Main duties

  • Railway labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist 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.
  • - Continued…
  • Motor transport labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • - Perform labouring duties in warehouses.

Employment requirements

  • * Some secondary school education is usually required.

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