Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers

These contractors and supervisors usually get their start as working tradespeople before moving into supervisory positions or starting their own contracting companies. They are senior employees who work in machine shops and in companies involved in structural metal, platework and metal products manufacturing, fabrication and erecting, construction and printing and publishing. They work for trade contractors and for a wide range of organizations.


  • High school diploma.
  • Apprentice and/or trades training may be required.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects. Most of these jobs will be medium-term, and fall slightly over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 2.3% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 40.6% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 34.3% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 24.9% live in other communities. About 57.4% are employed in the Construction industry and 12.0% in the Public Administration sector.