National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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75211 - Railway and motor transport labourers

Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • car checker - railway
    • delivery truck helper
    • furniture mover helper
    • mover helper
    • railway labourer
    • signal gang helper
    • swamper - truck transport
    • truck driver helper

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Material handlers (See 75101 Material handlers)
    • Railway car greaser (See 74200 Railway yard and track maintenance workers)
    • Railway car oiler (See 74200 Railway yard and track maintenance workers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    Railway labourers

    • Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
    • Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
    • Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.

    Motor transport labourers

    • Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
    • Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Additional information

    • With experience, railway labourers may progress to railway track maintenance workers or railway yard workers.
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