What Kinds of Road Construction Jobs Are There in Ontario?

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Finding a Road Construction Job in Ontario

At any one time, there are multiple road construction projects taking place in Ontario. Because of the diverse climate, roads are constantly being repaired, rehabilitated, and expanded. There are also several new highway and roadway construction projects taking place throughout the year. In 2022, according to Ontario’s highway programs website, there are over 280 active projects in progress.

Roadway construction work requires the right type of training, and in some cases, specific certification depending on the type of work required. They are also seasonal in nature and often based on weather.

Ontario roadway projects include bridge rehabilitation, culvert replacement, resurfacing, hazard removal, signage installation, and more. These different types of projects require crews with dedicated specializations. A great deal of planning goes into managing and supervising these projects. Some of these projects involve crews of several workers and are allocated a budget of between $10 million and $50 million to complete.

As for the types of jobs that are available for road construction projects in Ontario, there are many opportunities, including:

  • Labourers

  • Machine operators

  • Welders

  • Traffic signal operators

  • Asphalt workers

  • Truck drivers

  • Hydrovac operators

  • Foremen

  • Superintendents

  • Project coordinators and managers

  • Operations coordinators and managers

Some of the resources for finding careers in road construction available include:

The Importance of Safety in Road Construction Jobs

Whether you are looking for a job as a labourer, an equipment mechanic, a civil engineer, or otherwise, you need to have a clear and up-to-date understanding of the safety regulations.

Naturally, safety is a key concern for workers and motorists when it comes to Ontario’s roadway construction projects. Powell Contracting is the leader in road safety in Ontario, and we offer training that ensures every project meets the highest possible standard of road safety.

Safety is integral, not only as it relates to traffic control for motorists, but also for worker safety while on the job. Powell Contracting is always looking for new employees to be trained and to work on a variety of road safety-related projects.

If you have any questions about a career in roadway construction in Ontario, we would love to connect with you. We also invite you to look through the culture section of our website to learn more about the importance of safety as it relates to a career in roadway safety in Ontario.

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