Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7372  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Drillers in this unit group operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries and to bore holes for blasting and for building foundations at construction sites. Blasters in this unit group fill blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore and rock or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying and construction companies and by drilling and blasting contractors.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air-track Drill Operator - Construction
  • Blaster - Quarrying
  • Blaster - Surface Mining
  • Blaster (except Underground Mining)
  • Construction Blaster
  • Construction Driller
  • Core Drill Operator - Construction, Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Diamond Drill Operator - Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Driller - Quarrying
  • Driller - Surface Mine
  • Driller - Surface Mining
  • Drilling Machine Operator - Construction
  • Foundation Drill Operator
  • Foundation Drill Operator - Construction
  • Open-pit Blaster
  • Open-pit Driller
  • Quarry Driller
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator - Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Seismic Prospecting Driller
  • Blaster - Quarrying
  • Blaster - Surface Mining
  • Construction Driller
  • Driller - Surface Mine
  • Open-pit Blaster
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator
  • Directional Driller

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction.

Gender Median Income
Male $0
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (3 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction.

$70,000.00
Lowest Observed
$73,000.00
Highest Observed
$70,000.00
25th Percentile
$71,666.67
Average
$72,000.00
Median
$73,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 10
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 40
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 10
Part Time 30
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 45
Female 0
Total 40
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 45
Self Employed 10
Total 40
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 35
Unemployed 0
Total 40
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 20
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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