Underground Mine Service and Support Workers

Unit Group 8411

Skill Type: Occupations Unique to Primary Industry

Type of work

Underground mine service and support workers perform a range of duties related to the operation of orepasses, chutes and conveyor systems, the construction and support of underground structures, passages and roadways, and the supply of materials and supplies to support underground mining.

For the full and official description of this occupation according to the National Occupational Classification, visit the NOC site.

Examples of Occupational Titles

  • backfiller
  • blaster helper
  • cage tender
  • conveyor operator
  • crusher operator
  • driller helper
  • haulageman
  • lamp keeper
  • materialman
  • mine construction worker
  • orepass tender
  • pipe worker
  • raise miner helper
  • skip tender
  • timberman
  • trainman

Outlook

Job prospects in this occupation are fair.

Statistics 8411 - Underground Mine Service and Support Workers

Main Labour Market Indicators

Main Labour Market Indicators Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Employment, average 2009-2011 less than 1,500 3,905,700
EI Claimants in 2011 35 92,650
Average Annual Growth Rate 2012-2016 1.5% 0.7%
Annual Employment Variation 2012-2016 not available 27,050
Annual Attrition 2012-2016 not available 72,750
Total Annual Needs 2012-2016 not available 99,800

Employment Distribution by Gender

Employment Distribution by Gender Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Males 96.1% 52.7%
Females 3.9% 47.3%

Employment Distribution by Age

Employment Distribution by Age Unit Group 8411 All occupations
15 - 24 years 14.7% 14.1%
25 - 44 years 45.1% 45.1%
45 - 64 years 38.2% 38.8%
65 years and over 2.0% 2.0%

Employment Distribution by Status

Employment Distribution by Status Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Full-time 92.8% 79.2%
Part-time 7.2% 20.8%

Average Annual Employment Income

Average Annual Employment Income
(Full-Time, Full-Year)
Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Full-time, full-year 41.3% 53.2%
Average income 54,080 45,157
0-19999$ 15.1% 16.5%
20000-49999$ 28.3% 52.4%
50000$ and over 56.6% 31.1%

Employment Distribution by Highest Level of Schooling

Employment Distribution by
Highest Level of Schooling
Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Less than high-school 38.6% 14.1%
High-school 24.8% 21.9%
Post-secondary 36.6% 43.1%
Bachelors 0.0% 20.9%

Employment Distribution by Region

Employment Distribution by Region Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Abitibi-Témiscamingue 63.7% 1.8%
Bas-St-Laurent 2.7% 2.5%
Capitale-Nationale 1.8% 9.1%
Centre-du-Québec 1.8% 2.9%
Chaudière-Appalaches 1.8% 5.4%
Côte-Nord-Nord du Québec 13.3% 1.7%
Estrie 3.5% 3.9%
Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 0.0% 1.1%
Lanaudière 0.0% 5.8%
Laurentides 2.7% 7.0%
Laval 0.0% 5.0%
Mauricie 0.0% 3.1%
Montérégie 2.7% 18.7%
Montréal 3.5% 24.1%
Outaouais 0.0% 4.7%
Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean 2.7% 3.3%

Self-employment

Employment Distribution Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Self-employment 0.0% 11.2%

Immigration

Employment Distribution Unit Group 8411 All occupations
Immigration 0.0% 12.2%

Main Areas of Employment

Main Areas of Employment Percentage
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction 83.5%
- Metal Ore Mining 36.9%
- Support Activities for Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction 35.9%
- Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 7.8%
Manufacturing 7.8%
- Primary Metal Manufacturing 4.9%