List of Semiskilled Trades

The semiskilled trades are listed by sector in vocational and technical training.

An asterisk after a sector name means that there are no semiskilled trades in that sector.

Sector 01 Administration, Commerce and Computer Technology

  • Coat Check Attendant
  • Door Greeter
  • Dry Cleaner Counter Attendant
  • Film Developer
  • Stock Handler
  • Tool and Equipment Rental Clerk
  • Video Store Clerk

Sector 02 Agriculture and Fisheries

  • Attendant-Pet Care
  • Fish Processing Worker
  • Florist’s Helper
  • Garden Centre Worker
  • Gatherer of Non-Timber Forest Products
  • Grooming Assistant
  • Indoor Plant Tender
  • Landscape Labourer
  • Livestock Worker
  • Maple Syrup Production Labourer
  • Mollusk Processing Worker
  • Poultry Farm Labourer
  • Production Horticulture Labourer
  • Seafood Lander
  • Shellfish Processing Worker
  • Stable Hand
  • Wild Animal Attendant

Sector 03 Food Services and Tourism

  • Baker's Helper
  • Bicycle Repair Attendant
  • Butcher's Helper
  • Cheese Maker’s Helper
  • Convenience Store Clerk
  • Cook's Helper
  • Deli or Cheese Counter Clerk
  • Dishwasher
  • Fast-Food Counter Attendant
  • Fish Clerk
  • Food and Beverage Server in a Chain Restaurant
  • Food Processing Handler
  • Food Service Helper
  • Food-Processing Worker
  • Fruit and Vegetable Clerk
  • Gatherer of Non-Timber Forest Products
  • Grocery Store or Supermarket Clerk
  • Hotel Bellhop
  • Hotel Porter
  • Industrial Butcher’s Helper
  • Packer
  • Public Area Maintenance Attendant
  • Restaurant Host/Hostess
  • Ski Lift Attendant
  • Sports Equipment Rental Attendant
  • Stock Handler in a Distribution Centre
  • Wicket Clerk
  • Winter Sports Equipment Repairer

Sector 04 Arts

  • Assistant Ceramist-Moulder
  • Canvas Canoe Builder
  • Moccasin Maker
  • Snowshoe Maker
  • Usher

Sector 05 Woodworking and Furniture Making

  • Furniture or Cabinet Assembler
  • Furniture Pre-upholsterer
  • PVC Window Assembler
  • Sander
  • Sewing Machine Operator – Furniture Coverings
  • Solid Wood Preparation Worker
  • Wood Door and Window Assembler
  • Wood Panel Cutter

Sector 06: Chemistry and Biology*

Sector 07 Buildings and Public Works

  • Exterior Siding Cleaner
  • House Cleaner
  • Janitor’s Helper
  • Municipal Road Labourer
  • Outdoor Skating Rink Maintenance Worker
  • Public Building Cleaner
  • Residential Cleaner
  • Water and Sewer Labourer

Sector 08 Land Use Planning and the Environment

  • Clothing Sorter/Labeller
  • Ecocentre Worker
  • Fur Trapper
  • Reception Centre Clerk
  • Sorting Equipment Operator

Sector 09 Electrotechnology

  • Electric or Electronic Equipment Assembler
  • Electronic Component Assembler
  • Electronic Equipment Recycling Clerk

Sector 10 Motorized Equipment Maintenance

  • Auto Recycling Facility Worker (not yet validated)
  • Helper-Automotive Glass Repair and Installation (not yet validated)
  • Rustproof Coater
  • Service Station Attendant
  • Tire Installer (not yet validated)
  • Vehicle Cleaner

Sector 11 Mechanical Manufacturing

  • Extruder Operator Helper
  • Labourer – Plastic/Rubber Manufacturing
  • Materials Handler in an Industrial Setting
  • Mechanical Assembler
  • Metal Fabrication Labourer
  • Metal Grinding Worker
  • Metal Polishing Worker
  • Plastic/Rubber Products Assembler
  • Press Operator Helper
  • Thermoforming Operator Helper

Sector 12 Forestry and Pulp and Paper

  • Forester
  • Sawmill Worker

Sector 13 Communications and Documentation

  • Binder of Textbooks and Used Books
  • Digital Copy and Print Centre Clerk
  • Flexographic Printing Press Assistant
  • Folding Machine Operator Assistant
  • Guillotine Cutter Operator Assistant
  • Mail Preparation Clerk
  • Mail Preparation Machine Operator
  • Perfect Binding Machine Operator Assistant
  • Printer’s General Helper in Finishing/Binding
  • Rotary Offset Printing Press Assistant
  • Saddle Stitcher Operator Assistant
  • Sheet-Fed Offset Printing Press Assistant
  • Silk-Screen Printing Press Assistant

Sector 14: Maintenance Mechanics*

Sector 15 Mining and Site Operations

  • Assistant Driller (surface diamond drilling)
  • Camp Assistant
  • Core Sample Worker

Sector 16 Metallurgical Technology*

Sector 17 Transportation

  • Crossing Guard
  • Deliverer Helper
  • Delivery Driver
  • Furniture Deliverer Helper
  • Mover Helper
  • Parking Lot Attendant
  • Parking Lot Maintenance Worker
  • Parking Lot Patroller
  • Warehouse Clerk

Sector 18 Fashion, Leather and Textiles

  • Dry Cleaning Machine Operator
  • Dry Cleaning Press Operator
  • Laundry Room Attendant
  • Laundry Room Operator
  • Sewing Machine Operator (commercial production)

Sector 19 Health Services

  • Food Services Worker

Sector 20 Social, Educational and Legal Services

  • Assistant Child Educator
  • DayCare Worker
  • Recreation Assistant

Sector 21 Beauty Care

  • Hair Salon Assistant