Labourers in mineral and metal processing

Labourers in mineral and metal processing

NOC
9611

Perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other basic activities related to mineral ore and metal processing.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

21
 

Median Hourly Wage

$21.71
$14.00
Low
$28.00
High

Median Salary

$31,651
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

207
 

% Working Full Time

87%
 

% Working Full Year

63%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to mineral ore and metal processing. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries.

Main Duties

Labourers in mineral and metal processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Transport raw materials, finished products, scrap and recyclable materials throughout plant manually or using forklift or other powered equipment
  • Feed conveyors, crushers and other equipment; open valves and start pumps; skim dross from furnaces; sort, stack, bundle and stamp materials; and perform other activities to assist process and machine operators in mineral ore and metal processing
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • May assist with minor repairs and maintenance.

Also Known As

  • asbestos worker - mineral processing
  • brick and tile kiln cleaner
  • core shop labourer - foundry
  • extrusion helper - primary metal processing
  • furnace loader - primary metal and mineral products processing
  • glass packer
  • helper, fibreglass oven charger
  • lime kiln operator helper - mineral products processing
  • metal pourer helper
  • rolling mill worker - primary metal processing
  • salt screening labourer
  • tailings disposal labourer - primary metal processing
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required for some positions in this group.

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

5.1%
Female
94.9%
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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10.5%
15-24
15.8%
25-34
29.0%
35-44
21.0%
45-54
18.4%
55-64
5.3%
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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21.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
51.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
10.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
16.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
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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53.8%
Manufacturing
25.6%
Wholesale trade
10.3%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
10.3%
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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48.70%
Northeast
10.30%
Southeast
20.50%
Southwest
7.70%
Central
12.80%
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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$56,203
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$54,325
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
No Data Available

Southwest

$21.75
$16.87
Low
$24.00
High
No Data Available
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

$31,651

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$56,302

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

New Brunswick

$31,651

Newfoundland

$45,205

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$26,542

Canada

$37,972
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

21
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

21
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

79
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

70