8614- Mine labourers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Mine labourers

Job 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

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.

Additional Inormation: 

There is mobility among jobs in this group.
Progression to underground production and development miner or underground mine service and support worker is possible with experience and training

Classified Elsewhere: 

Underground mine service and support workers (8411)
Underground production and development miners (8231)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X