Manitoba - Outside Winnipeg Area: Schedule of Wage Rates for Federal Construction Contracts

Wage Rates as of: May 1, 2007

Construction trades workers on the federal government construction contract containing 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 and Trades Qualifications Act (ATQA) of Manitoba. Thus, where the ATQA refers to a percentage of a corresponding journeyperson's wage for a specific occupation, that percentage shall be applied against the wages listed below.

Wage Rates - Manitoba - Outside Winnipeg Area PDF version (78 KB)

Schedule of Wage Rates: Outside Winnipeg Area, Manitoba.
Occupation Wage Rate per Hour
Part 1: Journeypersons
Boilermaker $23.22
Bricklayer $24.21
Carpenter $22.05
Concrete finisher $19.04
Construction electrician $26.06
Crane and hoisting equipment operator
- Mobile crane operator $21.78
- Tower crane operator $23.54
- Boom truck hoist operator $18.90
Glazier $21.06
Industrial mechanic (millwright) $24.03
Ironworker
- Structural steel erector $24.21
- Reinforcing iron (rebar) $21.02
- Miscellaneous metal worker/ornamental worker $23.84
Lather (interior systems mechanic) $20.03
Painter, decorator $19.22
Plumber $25.74
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic $25.02
Roofer $20.84
Sheet metal worker $26.55
Sprinkler system installer $27.95
Steamfitter/pipefitter $25.74
Part 2: Skilled People
Asbestos abatement worker $17.55
- Asbestos abatement worker Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $14.04
- Asbestos abatement worker Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $10.53
Elevator constructor $27.00
- Elevator constructor Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $21.60
- Elevator constructor Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $16.20
Floor coverer $20.25
- Floor coverer Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $16.20
- Floor coverer Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $12.15
Insulator $20.79
- Insulator Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $16.63
- Insulator Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $12.47
Specialty labourer (assisting bricklayer) $17.87
- Specialty labourer (assisting bricklayer) Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $14.30
- Specialty labourer (assisting bricklayer) Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $10.72
General construction labourer $17.01
- General construction labourer Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $13.61
- General construction labourer Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $10.21
Marble, tile and terrazzo $19.17
- Marble, tile and terrazzo Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $15.34
- Marble, tile and terrazzo Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $11.50
Plasterer $20.07
- Plasterer Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $16.06
- Plasterer Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $12.04
Pre-fabricated metal building erector $21.60
- Pre-fabricated metal building erector Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $17.28
- Pre-fabricated metal building erector Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $12.96
Sheeter, decker and cladder $23.36
- Sheeter, decker and cladder Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $18.69
- Sheeter, decker and cladder Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $14.02
Scaffolder $22.05
- Scaffolder Trainee 2 (1,201 to 2,400 hours) $17.64
- Scaffolder Trainee 1 (0 to 1,200 hours) $13.23
Part 3: Other workers
Construction worker $10.98
Heavy construction sector
Mobile crane operator working on heavy construction $17.70
Heavy duty mechanic or welder working on heavy equipment $16.20
Operator of a dragline, clam shell, shovel, hydraulic excavator, pile driver and other equipment requiring similar skills $16.00
Plant operator, operator of paving machine, dozer, loader, loader backhoe, grader, scraper, hydro excavator, tractor with controlled attachments, and other equipment requiring similar skills $14.25
Truck operator of trucks with four or more axles, fuel truck, distribution truck, truck with hydraulic boom hoist $14.00
Truck operator of trucks with less than four axles and more than 2,500 kgs $13.20
Operator of light trucks (less than 2,500 kgs) ride-on/tractor-pulled compaction equipment and other equipment requiring similar skills $12.40
Skilled labourer including concrete finisher, pipelayer, screedman and jobs requiring similar skills in the heavy construction industry $12.80
General labourer in heavy construction industry not otherwise classified $11.40
Watcher, flagger and rodman $9.90

Schedule prepared by: Employment and Social Development Canada - Labour Program based on the Construction Industry Minimum Wage Regulation established by the Province in May 2006.

Apprentice means an apprentice as defined in section 1 of the Apprenticeship and trades Qualifications Act of the province.

Outside the Winnipeg area means the area outside a 48 kilometer radius of the intersection of Osborne Street and Broadway Avenue in the city of Winnipeg.

The terms journeyperson, skilled tradesperson, trainee and "major project" are all defined in the Construction Industry Minimum Wage Regulation established by the Province.

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 regulation; 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 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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