Ironworkers - Emploi d'avenir
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Fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork.

You’ll use your manual dexterity and physical stamina to strengthen a range of structures, including buildings, bridges, road and even dams. Make metal your business!

Average salary35$ / hour


Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in the construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams and other structures and equipment. They are employed by construction ironwork contractors.


  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Read blueprints and specifications to lay out work
  • Unload and position steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed
  • Erect and install scaffolding, hoisting equipment and rigging
  • Signal crane operator to position steel units according to blueprints
  • Align and weld or bolt steel units in place
  • Erect structural and architectural precast concrete components for buildings, bridges, towers and other structures
  • Assemble and erect prefabricated metal structures
  • Position and secure steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures
  • Install ornamental and other structural metalwork such as curtain walls, metal stairways, railings and power doors
  • Examine structures and equipment for deterioration, defects or non-compliance with specifications
  • May dismantle structures and equipment.



                  Installation of concrete reinforcement

                  Description of the Installation of concrete reinforcement program

                  To register for Installation of concrete reinforcement

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                  This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
                  • Capitale-Nationale
                  • Mauricie
                  • Estrie
                  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
                  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
                  • Chaudière-Appalaches
                  • Centre-du-Québec
                  • Grande région de Montréal

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