Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers Contractors and Supervisors

(NOC 7205)

in All Trades and Transportation

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers in the following groups: masonry and plastering trades, other construction trades and other installers, repairers and servicers. They work for a wide range of businesses and places of employment related to their trade. Contractors may be self-employed. This group also includes prefabricated product installation and service contractors and proprietors of some repair and service companies.

Job Outlook

Good

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  • Estimate Strong growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 245 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 4040 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 8425 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Contractors and Supervisors in Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers, and Servicers most commonly work full-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$19.00

Minimum

$29.17

Median

$42.79

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,848

Minimum

$46,388

Median

$93,718

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$24.00

Median

$37.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers in the following groups: masonry and plastering trades, other construction trades and other installers, repairers and servicers. They work for a wide range of businesses and places of employment related to their trade. Contractors may be self-employed. This group also includes prefabricated product installation and service contractors and proprietors of some repair and service companies.

Job duties

Contractors and supervisors in this group:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of construction workers.
  • Create methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other subcontractors.
  • Solve work problems and recommend ways to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Request materials and supplies.
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Recommend staffing actions like hiring and promotions.
  • Prepare work progress reports.
  • May manage the operations of own company.
  • May also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
  • Small businesses' contractors may carry out tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Sample job titles

  • bicycle repair shop supervisor
  • bricklaying contractor
  • cement finishing contractor
  • glaziers foreperson
  • insulators foreperson
  • painters and decorators supervisor
  • painting contractor
  • pest control supervisor
  • platerer foreperson
  • roofing contractor
  • tilesetters supervisor

Skills

  • You must be able to work well with a variety of people. Leadership and effective spoken and written communication skills are essential. You must also be able to prepare cost estimates, maintain production schedules, supervise staff, and work as part of a team. You should be prepared to keep up with new techniques, equipment, and materials. Physical stamina and good motor skills are necessary.

Job requirements

  • High school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a related trade are required.
  • Journeyperson trade certification in a related trade is required.

Other considerations

  • Most people in these jobs work full-time but often for only part of each year. Jobs in the construction industry are strongly affected by seasonal changes and general economic conditions. Workers in many of these jobs should be prepared for periods of unemployment. Many work on a project basis and can expect periods of unemployment throughout the year. Individuals in these jobs usually have significant non-supervisory experience in related jobs. There is little or no movement among supervisors in this group.

By the numbers

Quick look

795

employed in 2016

88.1%

employed full-time

35.8%

self employed

5.7%
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94.3%
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48.6

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

11.8%

self employed

5.3%
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94.7%
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46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

48.1%

Halifax

$43,209 median annual income
20.3%

North Shore

$40,182 median annual income
16.5%

Annapolis Valley

$57,613 median annual income
8.2%

Cape Breton

$85,568 median annual income
7.0%

Southern

$39,692 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

72.3%

Construction

5.8%

Manufacturing

4.4%

Public administration

2.9%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

2.2%

Retail trade

What is the age of Employment?

32.0%

45-54

25.0%

55-64

17.0%

35-44

16.0%

25-34

6.0%

15-24

4.0%

65+

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

24.4%

45-54

22.1%

55-64

17.7%

35-44

17.7%

25-34

10.9%

15-24

Top levels of education

31.0%

High school

$35,068 median annual income
26.6%

Trade Certification

$63,356 median annual income
23.4%

Less than high school

$42,307 median annual income
15.8%

College Diploma

$39,615 median annual income
1.9%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trade Certification

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College Diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to plan, prepare, install, and repair carpet, linoleum, vinyl, ceramic, marble, quarry, mosaic, and terrazzo tiles, and wood materials on floors, walls, and stairs. They include courses in measuring, cutting, and installing materials, use of hand and power-operated equipment, estimation of material and labour costs, and safety training.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Carpenter Millwright College (CMC) Inc.

Lower Sackville, NS

Concrete Finishing

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to prepare, construct, and finish buildings, components, and related structures using masonry mixtures of stone, gravel, sand, cement, and water. They include courses in site preparation, applied mathematics, mixing formulas and applications, job estimation, concrete design, finishing techniques, mold preparation, reinforcement installation, site safety, and equipment operation and maintenance.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Drywall Installation

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, tape, and plaster drywall installations in interior and exterior construction jobs. They include courses in drywall handling and transport, cutting and mounting, taping and spackling, finishing, job analysis and estimation, site safety, tool operation and maintenance, blueprint and specification interpretation, and applicable codes and standards.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Carpenter Millwright College (CMC) Inc.

Lower Sackville, NS

Glazier

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to install and repair fixtures, sheets, windows, and skylights made of glass, plexiglass, and other transparent materials. They include courses in site measurement, job analysis and estimation, material cutting and trimming, window and door installation, site safety, equipment operation and maintenance, specification interpretation, and applicable codes and standards.

There are no schools in Nova Scotia offering this program.

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Insulator

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply insulation materials to pipes, boilers, ducts, refrigeration systems, and related equipment to reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound, or fire. They include courses in insulation specifications, measuring and cutting insulating material, applying and securing insulation, installing vapour barriers, insulation system maintenance, asbestos removal and abatement, and safety training.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Masonry - Pre-apprenticeship College Program

College or Trades Program

These programs preapre students to apply technical knowledge and skills in the laying and/or setting of brick, concrete block, hard tile, marble and related materials, using trowels, levels, hammers, chisels, and other hand tools. They include courses in technical mathematics, blueprint reading, structural masonry, decorative masonry, foundations, reinforcement, mortar preparation, cutting and finishing, and applicable codes and standards.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Building Trades Advancement College of Nova Scotia

Lakeside, NS

Painter and Wall Coverer

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to finish exterior and interior structural surfaces by applying protective or decorative coating materials, such as paint, lacquer, and wallpaper. They include courses in surface preparation; selecting, preparing, and applying paints and other coatings; hanging wallpaper; equipment operation and maintenance; finish selection; safety and clean-up; environmental effects on finishes; adhesion properties; and applicable codes and standards.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Roofer

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to prepare, install, and maintain exterior roofing materials and roofs. They include courses in building materials, flashing, lag bolts, site safety, equipment operation and maintenance, layering, site preparation, basic internal structural design, finishing, waterproofing, and applicable codes and standards.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

Regulations

Trade Certification

Certificate of Qualification: Certification in a related designated trade is required to work in this job.

Regulating body:
Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Halifax, NS
Septic Installers

Compulsory Certification (Mandatory): This is a regulated designated trade in Nova Scotia. Individuals must hold a Certification of Qualification, be a registered apprentice, or hold a temporary work permit to legally work in this trade.

Regulating body:
Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change
Halifax, NS

Contacts

Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, NS
Nova Scotia Construction Safety Council
Dartmouth, NS
BuildForce Canada
Ottawa, ON
Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
Halifax, NS
Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council
Halifax, NS
Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada - Atlantic
Halifax, NS
Waste Water Nova Scotia Society
Greenwood, NS
Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association
Dartmouth, NS
Canadian Pest Management Association
Vaughan, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.