Alberta - South Zone: Schedule of Wage Rates

Wages Rates as of: October 20, 2008

Construction trades workers on the federal government construction contract listed in this appendix must be paid a regular hourly wage rate no less than the rate on this schedule for the type of work they are doing under the contract.

The apprentice wage rates are included into this schedule by reference to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation of the province. Thus, where the Regulation refers to a percentage of a corresponding journeyperson's wage for a specific occupation, that percentage shall be applied against the wages listed below.

*Denotes a compulsory trade: a trade license or apprenticeship registration valid in Alberta is required to work in the occupation.

Full text of the Schedule of Wages for Alberta - South Zone in PDF (36.2 KB)

Schedule of Wage Rates for Alberta – South Zone
Classification of Labour Fair Wage Rate per Hour Not Less Than
*Electricians $28.28
*Plumbers $27.70
Sprinkler System Installers $35.62
*Pipefitters, Steamfitters $21.45
*Sheet Metal Workers $25.11
*Ironworkers (except reinforcing ironworkers (rebar/rodman)) $27.09
*Reinforcing Ironworkers (Rebar/Rodman) $27.98
Metal Building System Erectors $24.12
Carpenters $22.81
Bricklayers (except refractory bricklayers) $27.00
Concrete Finishers $21.40
Tilesetters (including terrazo, marble setters) $25.35
Plasterers and Drywall Tapers $23.92
Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers $24.67
Interior System Mechanics (including steel stud) $24.88
Roofers $18.88
Glaziers $26.45
Insulators $18.27
Painters $20.21
Construction Millwrights $29.09
*Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics $25.97
*Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics $27.89
*Elevator Constructors $39.95
*Mobile Crane Operators $28.02
*Tower Crane Operators $26.11
Straight Truck Drivers $18.65
Road Tractor Drivers for Semi-Trailers and Trailers $21.22
Grader Operators $24.52
Paving Machine and Asphalt Plant Operators $24.07
Scraper Operators $22.89
Packer (road roller) Operators $17.79
*General Welder - Canadian Welders' Bureau $26.24
Asphalt Layers (by hand - includes rakers) $23.62
Trade Helpers, Labourers (except asphalt layers and scaffold erectors) $16.03
Scaffold Erectors $22.99

Fair wage schedule prepared by: Labour Standards and Workplace Equity Division, Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada based on The National Construction Industry Wage Rate Survey (2007) conducted by the Small Business and Special Surveys Division, Statistics Canada.

Contractors should note:

  1. That during the term of this contract, the rates listed herein may be revised in accordance with the labour conditions; and
  2. That in carrying out any of the work contemplated by this contract, the contractor is also subject to any applicable provincial laws and regulations; and
  3. Overtime must be paid according to provincial legislation concerning hours of work at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times the fair wage rate; and
  4. Schedule rates are "straight" wages and do not include compensation in the form of benefits (for example, medical, dental or pension plans).

For information concerning these schedules and The Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act under which they are developed, or to lodge a complaint, contact your nearest Labour Program district office listed in the blue pages of your telephone directory under Government of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada or call 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232).

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