If you're looking for a new job in Montreal, you might want to consider the construction industry.\nNo, we're not kidding, some of these jobs pay really well and there is a serious shortage of skilled workers.\nTake a look at these new jobs below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThere are officially 20,000 new jobs in Montreal's construction industry and we decided to take a look at how much they pay.\n"Quebec's construction industry has seen a record number of projects this year and is projecting a critical worker shortage over the next 10 years."\nA report, conducted by the Association de la Construction du Québec (ACQ), projects that Quebec's construction industry will need roughly 20,000 workers a year over the next 10 years to meet the demand for city projects. The report identified 30 jobs that are in serious need of workers.\nThis year, the industry was short some 25,000 workers. In what the ACQ calls a "consequence of an industry working at full capacity", they estimate that "at the current pace, the ACQ will work more than 180 million hours in 2019, a record for the industry."\nAccording to the ACQ, a "major technological shift" is one of the main drivers behind this drastic worker shortage. Over the next few weeks, the ACQ will tour the province, working with communities and coming up with solutions to this problem. The organization advocates for access to education in the regions and better training for newcomers in related industries.\nBut perhaps you can be someone to fill one of these much-needed jobs in the future?\nMontreal is home to many vocational programs and opportunities. And with plenty of work to be had, this could be your chance at a long and fulfilling career.\nIt doesn't hurt that all of these jobs pay much better than your barista job, too!\nHere are 7 of the most crucial jobs that Quebec's construction industry needs to fill. The full list of jobs provided by the ACQ can be found at the end of this article!\nAll salary estimates found on Payscale.com\nThis article is not sponsored.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Homebuyers Will Now Pay $35,000 More Than Last Year As Market Continues To Soar\nGeneral Labourers\nSalary: $16.48/hour (average), $24.57/hour (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram Montreal - There's a LOT of construction going on here, I feel like. But there's always time for a little chat. This is the street where one of the pot shops is. It is kind of unique in that there are barely any cables and trees. It has quite a different feel than many other streets here because of that. . . . #montreal #montrealconstruction #montrealstreet #streetsmontreal A post shared by Emanuel S. Butt (@emanuels.butt) on Sep 27, 2019 at 7:16am PDT\nAs the backbone of the workforce, you'll be doing all kinds of tasks. Be prepared to have extensive general knowledge of construction regulations and handy work.\nDepending on the company you work for, expect to receive benefits including health and dental.\nElevator Mechanics\nSalary: $40.71/hour (average), $59.26/hour (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram Day 1 of the refurbishment of this lift in South London. #liftengineer #liftengineering #lift #work #elevator #elevatormechanic #refurbishment #modernisation #subcontractor #rokaservices A post shared by Ray (@rayman417) on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:01am PDT\nNotice how many high-rise condos are springing up around town? Obviously, those who can afford luxury condominiums don't want to walk up 37 flights of stairs to get home.\nEnter the elevator mechanic.\nWith a record number of developments in Montreal and many more on the horizon, there's nowhere to go but up (and down and up and...)\nElectricians\nSalary: $27.66/hour (average), $40.42 (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram Wow is this Charlotte actully posting something?! I’ve been so shit with my posting recently so here is an old photo of when I was doing estate lighting. The reason I haven’t been posting is because I want my page to be something good and something that teaches and interests people, all I’ve been doing is basic repairs like FANS! I’ll keep making my story’s about my days but until I do something or see something I think you guys will enjoy and will think is worth posting then I’ll share it with you all!🥰 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #electrician #electricalworker #femaleelectrican #electriciansdaily #onthetools #sparkylife #construction #electricallife #apprentice #apprenticeship #winter #autumn #electricansnightmare #uksparky #electricalengineer #tradieladyclub #electricalpower #engineering #electricalapprentice #electricalproblems #electricalprojects #electricalwork #photooftheday #wires #ladietradie #london #electronics #electricalmaintance #womeninconstruction #domesticwork A post shared by ⚡️Apprentice Electrican⚡️ (@charlotte_electrics) on Oct 9, 2019 at 7:48am PDT\nI always get nervous around electricity but if I didn't I would certainly consider becoming an electrician. Acquaintances have told me that it's one of the most well paying and satisfying jobs out there.\nDon't get me wrong, you're gonna be working a helluva lot at first, but soon enough, you'll be joining the legions of homebuyers in Laval.\nHeavy Equipment Operators\nSalary: $25.16/hour (average), $35.56/hour (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram 🇯🇵 @demolition_news Follow @diggersanddozers and click the link in our bio! DoubleTap & Tag a Friend Below⤵ 💋 😍 💟 🙏 Plz Follow us - @Excavator__ig * Tag your love 😘 * ✅ Turn Post Notification on 📣 ✅ Follow, like and comment ✏ ✅ Tag your friends 👥 * 🎥🎞 @diggersanddozers #excavation #excavatorlife #excavatorporn #catexcavator #excavator #heavyequipmentlife #heavyequipment #miniexcavator #excavadoras A post shared by Excavator (@excavator__ig) on Oct 10, 2019 at 1:46pm PDT\nEver watched those Discovery Channel shows How It's Made and Mega-Machines and marvelled at the awesome scale of some construction equipment? Think of the joy you had watching a massive pulverizer make quick work of some rock and now imagine you sitting in the driver's seat.\nIf giant mega-machines aren't your thing, those wee little excavators are also awesome.\nCrane Operators\nSalary: $24.45/hour (average), $35.45/hour (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram it’s a crainy day in mtl A post shared by have you seen this crane? (@haveuseenthiscrane) on Sep 23, 2019 at 8:18am PDT\nDon't be afraid of heights! Tower over the construction zone in a massive crane. As one of the most important jobs in modern-day construction, crane operators are in high demand and anyone with the skills will certainly find a job in Montreal.\nWelders\nSalary: $17.87/hour (average), $25.90 (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram Cut and fit 45. #welder #welding #weldersofinstagram #weldeverydamnday #weldporn #radnorwelding #galvanized #plasmacutter #plasmacutting #angleiron #steel #solidwire #lincolnelectric #lincolnwelders #millerwelders #millerlite #tacticalprosupply #tillmanwedding #fabrication #bluecollar #corrugatedpipe #dirtyhandscleanmoney #mig #migwelding A post shared by @ ne_welder on Oct 10, 2019 at 1:32pm PDT\nIt's kind of like being a blacksmith, but except for forging swords you help forge the foundations of a building (or bridge or road or whatever!)\nWelders are a key component of any large-scale construction project so strike while the iron is hot!\nPainters\nSalary: $16.80/hour (average), $25.61/hour (experienced)\nView this post on Instagram At city paints you will find everything you need for your painting project. We carry exceptional quality paint, paint supplies, and stains. Visit us at 200 Rue Rachel. ⠀ Dans Peinture Cité vous trouverez tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour votre projet de peinture. Nous réalisons des peintures de qualité exceptionnelle, des fournitures de peinture et des garanties contre les taches.⠀ Photo by Yoann Siloine on Unsplash⠀ ⠀ #citypaints #peinturecite #paintingproject #paintingmyhouse #paintingideas @paintingcolours #paintingjobs #paintersmontreal #montrealpainters #montreal #mtl #plateaumontroyal #igersmontreal #igersmtl A post shared by City Paints (@citypaintsofficial) on Apr 1, 2018 at 4:35pm PDT\nIf heavy lifting, grinding metal, electricity, and massive machines don't impress you much, pick up that spray gun and get to work.\nPainters are as crucial to the success of a condo development as any other job on that construction site.\nView this post on Instagram #orangeinmontreal #montrealconstruction #griffintown #constructionsite #orange #sign #stop #newbuilding #canada #ilovemylife A post shared by Reli Badulescu (@relibadulescu) on Sep 17, 2019 at 10:39pm PDT\nIf none of these jobs interest you, don't worry! There are 23 other jobs in Montreal that need all hands on deck!\nTo see the full list from the ACQ, please visit their official website (in French only).