Public Works and Other Labourers, n.e.c.

Public works and maintenance labourers do a variety of labouring tasks to maintain public spaces such as sidewalks, streets, roads and similar areas. Housing maintainers perform maintenance and minor repairs on existing physical structures and components of single-family residences using hand and power tools. Environmental monitors observe the environment and monitor the impact of human activity to ensure that the terms and conditions of land use agreements are being met. Environmental monitors understand the importance of a healthy environment and the need to use resources wisely.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training.

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, but the duration of these jobs will be medium-term with only a few of the new employment opportunities continuing into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 0.0% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 19.4% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 33.3% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 48.4% live in other communities. About 39.8% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 16.1% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.