8614 – Mine labourers | Canada NOC |

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

Example titles

Chute puller

Coal sampler

Core cutter

Core splitter

Grizzly worker – underground mining

Labourer – mining exploration

Limestone spreader – underground mining

Mine check weigher

Mine helper

Mine helper – underground mining

Mine labourer

Miner helper – underground mining

Pipeworker helper – underground mining

Pit scaler – underground mining

Pit-scaler helper

Powder carrier – underground mining

Rock duster – underground mining

Shoveller – underground mining

Slate picker

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

Main duties

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.

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 information

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)