General Labourer

  • PeopleReady
  • Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • Sep 03, 2019
Contractor Manufacturing

Job Description

Are you looking for immediate work that makes an immediate positive impact? Are you the type of person who loves diversity in your work day? We are now hiring for General Labourers with a real passion for working with their hands to chip in at clients' job sites. 

General Labourers can be found on almost all sites, performing a wide range of tasks from very easy to hazardous. They are at building, highway, and heavy construction sites; residential and commercial sites; tunnel and shaft excavations; and demolition sites. Many of the jobs they perform are physically strenuous and may require special training or experience. Other jobs require little skill and can be learned quickly.

The job duties of a General Labourer vary, sometimes even day-to-day at the same site. They may include cleaning and preparing a jobs ite, loading and delivering materials; using different tools and machines, such as blowtorches; driving forklifts; reading levels; operating lifts; and manning power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers, and water spraying equipment. Labourers set up and take down ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. They help carpenters, masons, and other specialized contractors.

Labourers and helpers work in all fields of construction, commercial jobs, and other businesses, and the demand for these workers should mirror the level of overall activity. We would love to add more General Labourers like you.


    • Moving, securing, installing, building, loading, or unloading materials
    • Assisting in the building or construction of various things
    • Some specialized tasks may require on-the job training
    • Effectively using heavy and light equipment, depending on the job site/assignment
    • Moving items from place to place, according to direction from the site supervisor
    • Moving dirt or other material as directed in plans or by supervisor

Qualifications & Experience

    • There is no minimal educational requirement, but specialized training can help labourers advance
    • Experience on commercial construction sites
    • Verifiable work history that shows professional skills and experience
    • Strong work ethic