Mine labourers (NOC 8614)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2018-2020)
Minimum 15.00$
Median 22.00$
Maximum 30.00$
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Nature of work

Mine labourers carry out a variety of general labouring duties to assist in the extraction of coal, minerals and ore, and in other services in support of underground mining. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines.

Main duties

  • Mine labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Assist other mine workers in maintaining or constructing underground installations
  • - Clean underground rooms, roadways, working areas and mining equipment and conveyances using hand tools
  • - Load, move, sort and pile materials and supplies
  • - Continued…
  • - Clear spills of ore or coal using hand and power tools.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * A short period of introductory training is provided.
  • * In Ontario, mine labourers are registered in the basic common core program.

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