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9619 – Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They are employed by companies that manufacture products such as clothing, footwear, furniture and electrical and electronic products and by printing and packaging companies.


Example titles

  • Bindery helper
  • Box packer
  • Carton marker
  • Chair sander
  • Clothing plant labourer
  • Electrical products labourer
  • Film cutter - film processing
  • Furniture packer
  • Garment folder
  • Lens blocker
  • Machine packager
  • Seed packager
  • Shoe manufacturing labourer
  • Sorter - recyclable materials
  • Upholsterer helper

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Transport raw materials, finished products and equipment throughout plant manually or using powered equipment
  • Check and weigh materials and products
  • Sort, pack, crate and package materials and products
  • Assist machine operators, assemblers and other workers
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Perform other labouring and elemental activities.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.

Additional information

  • Progression to machine operating positions is possible with experience.
  • There is some mobility among occupations in this unit group.


  • Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing (9223)
  • Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing (9224)
  • Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (9217)
  • Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly (9227)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
D – On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations.
Major group
96 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Minor group
961 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9619.0 – Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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