Construction Labourer (Internship)

Job Description

What's in store

This internship may be placed in one or all of these divisions depending on specialization, contextual demand, and/or preference. The construction labourer internship is physically demanding and involves being outdoors for the majority of the day in all types of weather. Construction labourer interns benefit from natural job rotation, physical activity, and partake in a wide variety of on-site assignments which are essential to project completion.

Our 4 division are:
Heavy civil

Work Hours

What to expect

The hours of work will consistently range from 25 to 50 hours per week, (7 am–5 pm) depending on the contract and timeline—overtime, weekends and/or evenings may also be required with regards to the aforementioned.


What's typical

Construction labourer interns at MGI will come across and engage with tasks such as:

  • Using equipment, placing materials accurately and according to drawings and/or direction
  • Operating skid steers, mini excavators and occasionally heavy equipment
  • Digging ditches or trenches, backfilling excavations, or compacting and levelling the earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, and other tools
  • Performing demolition, excavation, and compaction activities
  • Removing rubble and other debris at job sites
  • Physical demolition and/or abatement
  • Performing site preparation and clean-up duties
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials
  • Control traffic that passes through, near, or around the work zones


Training: What's preferred

  • Reliable transportation, such as a G-license
  • Strong communication and learning ability
  • Manual dexterity in operating gas-powered handheld equipment
  • A love for the outdoors: summer through winter
  • Have their own safety footwear
  • A keen awareness of safety protocol
  • Experience within the industry
  • Possess a valid or be willing to obtain the following certifications: WHIMIS, Elevated/Aerial Work Platform, Working at Heights/Fall Arrest


Salary and Compensation:
What’s rewarded

We offer competitive salaries on experience, knowledge, and education. MGI also provides attractive benefits that extend to health, dental, vision insurance, retirement planning, pension plans, professional development, training credits, wellness programs, travel/vacation days, discounts on company products and services, commuter benefits, and team bonding events to maintain a healthy and inviting company culture.


What we’re all about

Our mission is very clear: we are dedicated to providing our clients with cost-effective and timely service; our employees with a safe and rewarding workplace; and our planet with environmentally sound business strategies and operating procedures. We look to situate development projects not as a ‘one-off’ but contextualize them within the broader community and actively look to redefine construction as a lifestyle, not just a ‘job.’

We realize that some seek employment where others are driven by a greater civic-duty. It is this latter segment, those who are self-motivated, passionate, entrepreneurial in spirit while egoless in nature, that we believe are best suited for our collective role in #ConstructingHistory.

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