Construction Labourer Certificate

Construction Labourer Certificate

The newly created Construction Labourer Certificate program is to provide short term industry-driven technical and employability skills training to Indigenous youth that emphasizes employment outcomes. Graduates of the five month program will be prepared to gain entry-level employment in the construction sector.  This program offers a paid work practicum in the construction trades and offers a competitive hourly salary.  In-class building projects allow you to sharpen your skills and rapidly apply class lessons to real-world scenarios, the employability and essential skills you acquire through MITT’s Work Skills Series workshops help you develop vital on-the-job teamwork and communication skills.

How to apply

Applications can be dropped off in person:

Main Street campus 3rd Floor
765 Main Street (Social Enterprise Centre)

Or by email: mainstreetcampus@mitt.ca

No fee to apply.

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At A Glance

  • Duration
    5 months full-time
  • Credential
  • work practicum
  • Tuition1

1Estimated tuition is based on the most recent approved tuition rates for 2023/24 and is subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.


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Who it is for

Indigenous youth who enjoy working with their hands, have the strength and stamina necessary for highly physical work, and who are equally comfortable working independently or as part of a team.

Additional Requirements

Before the program starts, applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be invited to complete two additional steps:

Step 1: Complete two knowledge checks that will help instructors understand which program topics (including Math and English) students have already learned. These are not graded, but will help the instructors better prepare for each unique group of students.

Step 2: Come to an interview with the program team, where applicants can learn more about the program and instructors can get to know you and your educational and career goals.

Course information
Career information


For more information see below:

Vickar Automotive Group Southern Chiefs’ Organization Educational Scholarship [PDF]

Entrance requirements

  • Indigenous Youth between 18 – 30 years of age
  • Grade 10 Math and English


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Intakes Start Month Class Hours
Fall 2022 October
  • Day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Spring 2023 April
  • Day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

Estimated Program Costs


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Item Cost1
Tuition $3,570
Fees $260
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $275
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
Estimated Program Cost $4,555


A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Work practicum

This program offers a paid work practicum in the construction trades and offers a competitive hourly salary.

Work practicum is a mandatory component of this program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when students do not meet eligibility criteria (including having a valid co-op work permit) or when sufficient placements are not available. In such situations, MITT will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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