Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

NOC 9619


This unit group includes labourers, not elsewhere classified, who perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They are employed by companies that manufacture products such as clothing, footwear, furniture and electrical and electronic products and by printing and packaging companies.


  • Transport raw materials, finished products and equipment throughout plant manually or using powered equipment
  • Check and weigh materials and products
  • Sort, pack, crate and package materials and products
  • Assist machine operators, assemblers and other workers
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Perform other labouring and elemental activities.

Other Titles

  • carton marker
  • shoe manufacturing labourer
  • clothing plant labourer
  • seed packager
  • bindery helper
  • box packer
  • electrical products labourer
  • film cutter – film processing
  • furniture packer
  • garment folder
  • lens blocker
  • upholsterer helper
  • sorter – recyclable materials
  • machine packager
  • chair sander

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Organization
  • Physical stamina
  • Ability to work independently
  • Numeracy
  • Reading

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Some secondary school may be required.

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Not required


  • Not required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as labourers in this unit group are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW) Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR)
$21,278 $27,154 $26,947 $36,020

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
3231 Printing and related support activities 50 160
3399 Other miscellaneous manufacturing 15 20
5417 Scientific research and development services 20 0

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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