8614- Mine labourers
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.
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
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.
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
Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X