Safety Certified Labourer

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Did you know Safety Certified Labourers are in demand?

“Employment in Canada’s construction and maintenance industry is anticipated to grow by 50,200 workers by 2029. When coupled with the anticipated retirement of more than 257,000 construction workers over the same period, the industry will need to recruit more than 307,000 workers over the decade to keep pace with demand, according to the labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada”. February 10, 2020

Men and women employed as Construction Laborers carry out a variety of tasks on building sites and are an important part of any construction team.  Some laborers specialize as helpers who assist skilled workers in specific phases of construction, such as carpentry, bricklaying, roofing, pipefitting. Labourers are also seen operating small machine such as Forklifts, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms and Skid Steers. Labourers are not limited to construction and can be found in manufacturing, oil and gas industry and forestry to name a few.

METI’s Safety Certified Labourer program was developed to meet the job requirement of a labourer across many industries here in Nova Scotia, Central and Western Canada or across the country. The program has been reviewed by Industry Professionals and provides training for the skills and certifications needed to give you a competitive edge for hiring.


“At a moments Notice Joe and Staff were able to supply my company Phoenix Safety and Rescue with the most top notched professional safety people that I could have ever asked for. I have nothing but great reviews for the caliber and quality of people being put forward by METI. I would highly recommend using this establishment when you are ever in dire need of people, whether it be rescue, safety watch, safety advisors or air hands. Hoping to do much, much more through METI in the immediate future!”  Shaun Nagle, Operations Consultant

In six weeks, you can graduate from the Safety Certified Labourer program with 26 sought after certifications from combined skills instruction and hands-on training to better prepare you to work safely and successfully, whether in construction, the oilfield, manufacturing or anywhere a labourer is needed.

Upgrading your current skills or beginning a new path? METI is here to help you get your career started.

For a Limited Time (Until Dec. 31, 2023): Registered students who complete this program and are interested, will have the option to participate in Energy Safety Canada’s Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry & Monitor, within 90 days of graduation, at no cost to the graduate.

Program Description

Aerial Lift Operator (Boom & Scissor Lift)
Basic Frame Scaffolding (Staging User & Erector)
Basic PPE
Basic Tool Safety
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue
Fall Protection
Fire Safety
Forklift Operator Safety
Gas Detection
Ground Disturbance
Hazard/Risk Assessment
Hazardous Waste Worker
Hoisting & Rigging
H2S Alive ( Energy Safety Canada)
Lock Out Tag Out
Occupational Health & Safety
Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
Standard First Aid, CPR & AED Level C (St John Ambulance)
Substance Abuse Awareness& Prevention
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Trenching & Excavating
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
Workplace Violence & Harassment Awareness & Prevention

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What you need to apply

  • A completed application form
  • An updated resume
  • A transcript of Grade 12 marks (or GED) OR take a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) at our campus
  • An interview with our admission team (Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone interviews may be an option)

Application and Financing Options

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about the application process click here, and to provide information about funding/financing options  that may be available to you click here. Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email

Seen below is training in 4 of the 26 certifications you will receive in the Skilled Labourer Program.

Basic Frame Scaffolding

Arial Lift Operator

Fire Simulator Training (Fire Safety)

First Aid training at M.E.T.I.

First Aid / CPR

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