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.
Index of titles
Grizzly worker – underground mining
Labourer – mining exploration
Limestone spreader – underground mining
Mine check weigher
Mine helper – underground mining
Miner helper – underground mining
Pipeworker helper – underground mining
Pit scaler – underground mining
Powder carrier – underground mining
Rock duster – underground mining
Shoveller – underground mining
Stone duster – underground mining
Timber and steel prop salvager
Timber and steel prop setter helper
Timbering and steel prop setting helper
Timberman/woman helper – underground mining
Underground helper – mining
Underground labourer – mining
Underground mine labourer
This group performs 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
May cut core and prepare core sample boxes in support of mine exploration
Assist other workers in prospecting for mineral deposits and perform various tasks related to general geophysical surveys.
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.
Underground mine service and support workers (8411)
Underground production and development miners (8231)