Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9415  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Inspectors and testers in this unit group inspect, grade, sample or test raw materials and products from mineral ore and metal processing operations. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Abrasive And Clay Products Grader
  • Abrasive Wheel Tester
  • Anode Adjuster - Primary Metal Processing
  • Asbestos Classifier
  • Asbestos Fibre Inspector And Tester
  • Asbestos Grader
  • Asbestos Shingle Inspector
  • Brick And Tile Inspector
  • Brick And Tile Tester
  • Brick Grader
  • Castings Inspector - Foundry
  • Castings Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Cell Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Cement Plant Inspector
  • Clay Products Grader
  • Clay Tile Grader - Mineral Products Processing
  • Coke Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Coke Sampler And Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Combustion Tester, Furnace - Primary Metal Processing
  • Concrete Products Inspector
  • Concrete Products Tester
  • Core Inspector - Foundry
  • Core Tester - Foundry
  • Electrolytic Cell Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Fibreglass Tester
  • Finishing Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Foundry Sand Tester
  • Glass Container Tester
  • Glass Inspector
  • Glass Quality Control Inspector
  • Glass Tester
  • Grader, Stonework
  • Gravel Grader - Mineral Products Processing
  • Hardness Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Heat Treating Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Ingots Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Iron Pellet Hardness Tester - Metal Processing
  • Laminated Asbestos Products Inspector
  • Metal Processing Inspector
  • Metal Strength Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Metal Tensile Strength Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Mineral Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Molten Metal Sampler - Primary Metal Processing
  • Monument Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Ore Sample Tester - Mineral Products Processing
  • Ore Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Physical Tester - Steel Mill
  • Plasterboard Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Pottery And Porcelain Ware Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Inspector - Steel Mill
  • Salvage Glass Inspector
  • Sample Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Sampler - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Sheet And Plate Inspector - Steel Mill
  • Sheet Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Sheet Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Stone Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Tester And Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Tester, Glass Containers
  • Tin Plate Inspector And Grader
  • Uranium Ore Evaluator
  • Wire Products Inspector
  • Wire Tester And Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Asbestos Grader
  • Brick And Tile Inspector
  • Castings Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Clay Products Grader
  • Core Tester - Foundry
  • Fibreglass Tester
  • Glass Quality Control Inspector
  • Heat Treating Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Metal Processing Inspector
  • Mineral Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Molten Metal Sampler - Primary Metal Processing
  • Salvage Glass Inspector
  • Sheet Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Tester - Primary Metal Processing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $49,608
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 $49,202
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $51,874
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing.

Gender Median Income
Male $51,874
Female $37,997
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 Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 20
35 to 44 years 50
45 to 54 years 55
55 to 64 years 40
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 185
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 50
Part Time 135
Total 190
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 120
Female 65
Total 185
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 185
Self Employed 0
Total 185
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 175
Unemployed 0
Total 185
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 inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing. 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 25
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 45
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 30
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 80
Total 190
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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