Construction inspectors

Construction inspectors

NOC
2264

Inspect the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, highways and industrial construction to ensure that specifications and building codes are observed, and to monitor work site safety.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

25
 

Median Hourly Wage

$33.85
$20.00
Low
$51.25
High

Median Salary

$52,014
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

268
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

62%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Construction inspectors inspect the construction and maintenance of new and existing buildings, bridges, highways and industrial construction to ensure that specifications and building codes are observed and monitor work site safety. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, construction companies, architectural and civil engineering consulting firms or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Construction inspectors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine plans, drawings, and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures
  • Inspect construction of buildings, bridges, dams, highways and other types of building and engineering construction for conformance to drawings, specifications, building codes or other applicable ordinances
  • Inspect and test electrical or plumbing installations in buildings to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial and federal regulations
  • Inspect steel framework, concrete forms, reinforcing steel mesh and rods, concrete or pre-stressed concrete to ensure quality standards and to verify conformance to specifications and building codes
  • Inspect construction of sewer systems and pipelines
  • Inspect construction sites to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained
  • Inspect existing buildings to identify and report on structural defects, fire hazards and other threats to safety
  • Inspect new or resale homes on behalf of clients and assess and provide reports on the physical condition of property
  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations.

Also Known As

  • bridge inspector
  • building construction inspector
  • construction inspector
  • highway construction inspector
  • home inspector
  • housing construction inspector
  • mine inspector, construction
  • plumbing inspector
  • pre-stressed concrete inspector
  • safety officer - construction
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma in construction, civil engineering or architectural technology plus several years of related work experience or Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade, such as plumbing, carpentry or electrical trade are required.
  • Provincial certification in a skilled trade or as an engineering technologist is usually required.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.
  • Certification as a Construction Safety Officer (CSO) by provincially chartered associations may be required in provinces having such associations.
  • Home inspectors require a licence to practice in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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15.5%
Female
84.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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7.5%
15-24
7.5%
25-34
34.0%
35-44
34.0%
45-54
13.2%
55-64
3.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
16.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
16.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
53.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
13.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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38.5%
Public administration
25.0%
Construction
25.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
11.5%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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22.20%
Northeast
18.50%
Southeast
29.60%
Southwest
20.40%
Central
9.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$58,282
Northeast
$46,794
Southeast
$64,093
Southwest
$60,176
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$52,014

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$62,252

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$52,014

Newfoundland

$66,342

Prince Edward Island

$46,879

Nova Scotia

$57,479

Canada

$61,134
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

25
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

24
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

105
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

21
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

83