Piledrivers install pipes and poles vertically deep into the ground to support buildings of all sizes. On roads and highways, they construct overpasses and bridges. In water, they build structures under the sea, from container ship docks to ferry terminals.


  • Construct, install, repair or remove all types of deep piles and caisson foundations
  • Ability to weld and rig
  • Knowledgeable in formwork, timber/concrete construction and seamanship
  • Operate heavy-duty equipment
  • Practice in an environmentally safe manner

What You’ll Need

Entrance Requirements

Apprenticeship Program:
Piledrivers require 3 years of training, including 3 levels of technical training and 3,600 hours of work-based training under supervision in the trade. Apprentices are awarded a Certificate of Qualification upon completion.

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Strong communication skills, reading & numeracy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Mechanical aptitude & curiosity about how things work
  • Physically fit & ability to lift and climb
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Interested in environmentally safe practices

Trade Card Info Sheets

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Hourly Pay

$29.59 – $42.00*/hr *2020 rates

Projected Growth


10% over the decade
compared to 2020*

*BuildForce Canada

You like working with your hands and machinery.

You pay close attention to detail.

You are physically fit.

Did You Know?

Local 2404 is affiliated to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and represents 800 members in the land foundation, bridge building and marine construction industry throughout B.C. and western Canada.