Junior Construction Field Coordinator
Get into the Field of Construction
The construction sector is expected to experience significant growth between now and 2030. Put success in your own hands with a career as a Junior Construction Field Coordinator!
As a Construction Field Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating, consolidating, and ensuring smooth implementation of program and project operations’ activities, administration, and security procedures under the direction of a Superintendent.
The Junior Construction Field Coordinator Recruitment & Training Program, in partnership with EllisDon Corporation, provides job seekers with practical skills and on-the-job work experience to prepare them for work in the construction industry. Participants will be provided with entry-level skills training, a paid job placement, and ongoing job retention support to ensure their long-term success working for leading construction employers and general contractors..
Applications for the program are currently open. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions about the program.
Construct the Future of Your Dreams
This no-cost training program for participants has two cohorts:
- Cohort 1: Monday, July 3, 2023 – Friday October 27, 2023
- Cohort 2: Monday, October 30, 2023 – Friday, March 8, 2024 (this cohort is 19 weeks due to a two-week holiday break in December/January).
During the program, participants will receive workplace-based technical training and pre-employment coaching, ending with an 8-week paid job placement working with a leading industry employer.
Work placements will be arranged in the area in which participants live.
The first 9 weeks of the program training is virtual and remote. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The 8-week paid job placement is full-time from Monday to Friday. They are full-time 40+ hours per week, as per employer’s requirements.
Paid work placements will be with employers located across Ontario, including Durham, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, Niagara, Ottawa, Quinte, Simcoe, and St. Thomas. Depending on your location, you will be placed with an employer located in one of the regions closest to your residence.
There is no cost to participate in this program. At the beginning of the job placement, participants will receive PPE, including a hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, safety gloves, a high visibility vest, and other related items. Participants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from placement sites, as well as food and living expenses.
- Minimum 18 years old
- Eligible to work in Canada
- Available to work full-time hours (40+ hours per week) during the placement period
*Note: Participants will require access to a computer with a reliable internet connection in order to complete the mandatory remote training.
Registration for the next cohort is now open. To apply, you must first fill out an application form below. If you are selected to proceed, we will contact you to set up an interview.
- Applications opened: April 2023
- Practical skills training starts (9 weeks): July and October 2023
- Paid job placements (8 weeks): Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
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Project Partners & Funders
The Junior Construction Field Coordinator Recruitment and Training Program is pending funding approval from the Government of Ontario (Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development). The program will be run in partnership with EllisDon Corporation, Aurora Dragonfly Consulting Ltd., The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), ONxpress, and Pomerleau.
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to labour market data from BuildForce Canada, the construction industry will need to hire, train, and retain more than 116,200 additional workers over the next decade to keep pace with expected demand growth and to replace more than 92,000 workers that are expected to retire!
There is no better time to enter the construction sector, which is expected to see increased demand over the next several years due to major construction projects planned across Ontario.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and be available to commit to full-time program hours for the duration of the paid placement period.
There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from their placement site, as well as living expenses such as food and rent.
- Physical labour – standing, bending, walking, lifting 40 – 100 lbs
- Repetitive tasks requiring great attention to detail
- Working in outdoor conditions
- Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Being on one’s feet for 8+ hours at a time
- Regularly wear gloves, hard hats, safety goggles, or earplugs, depending on the job
- Regular exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
- Occasional exposure to whole-body vibration, such as when using a jackhammer
- May work in an enclosed vehicle, such as a truck or van
The program is intended to recruit, train and prepare entry-level workers to find work in various areas of the construction field, including carpentry, flooring, painting, masonry, paving, roofing, general construction, and more.
Paid work placements will take place with employers located throughout Ontario, including Simcoe, Niagara, St. Thomas, Ottawa, Hamilton, Durham, Quinte, and Kitchener/Waterloo.
Program participants will complete most of their training virtually (via modules). The Working from Heights will be completed in person on the job site. *Note: Participants will require access to a laptop and reliable internet.
125 applicants will be selected to participate in this program.
Participants will be paid by their employer during their 6-month placement period.