Mine labourers

Mine labourers

NOC
8614

Carry out a variety of general labour duties to assist in the extraction of coal, minerals and ore in support of underground mining.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

4
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$40,686
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

48
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

27%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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
  • Clear spills of ore or coal using hand and power tools
  • May cut core and prepare core sample boxes in support of mine exploration
  • Assist other workers in prospecting for mineral deposits and perform various tasks related to general geophysical surveys.

Also Known As

  • chute puller
  • mine helper
  • mine labourer
  • miner helper - underground mining
  • pit scaler - underground mining
  • shoveller - underground mining
  • underground labourer - mining
Requirements

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.

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.

Data legend

14.8%
Female
85.2%
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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0.0%
15-24
20.0%
25-34
26.7%
35-44
13.3%
45-54
40.0%
55-64
0.0%
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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18.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
12.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
31.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
12.5%
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.

Data legend

100.0%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
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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52.90%
Northeast
11.80%
Southeast
23.50%
Southwest
11.80%
Central
0.00%
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.

Data legend

$34,553
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
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

$40,686

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$65,764

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

New Brunswick

$40,686

Newfoundland

$56,575

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$57,081

Canada

$55,014
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

4
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

22
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20