Job outlook Inspector, Machining And Tooling near Terrebonne (QC)

Job opportunities for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) are fair near Terrebonne (QC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.

Job opportunities near Terrebonne (QC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) in the Lanaudière region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Diploma of Vocational Studies in machining techniques or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization in computer numerically controlled machinery operation are usually required to enter this occupation. However, a number of positions are filled by holders of a college diploma in mechanical engineering techniques, especially if combined with industry experience. In addition, on-the-job training is usually offered. Employers usually look for self-reliant individuals with the ability to work in a team, good manual dexterity, detail and attention to detail, organizational skills, and good spatial perception. Bilingualism and experience as a machining tool operator are assets, as well as having skills for mathematics and reading plans, knowledge of measuring instruments, problem solving tools, tools for cutting and machining speeds, and ease of adaptation to the many technological changes.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends mainly on the trends that influence the manufacturing industries in which it is concentrated. Although these industries are mainly based on domestic demand, exports of Québec products have been gaining importance since the economic recovery, making businesses more sensitive to the uncertainty of the global economic situation and the pressure of foreign competition. The withdrawal of US tariffs imposed on Québec exports of steel and aluminum products, however, should limit the loss of jobs in the manufacture of metal products. On the other hand, technological changes will continue to improve productivity at work and raise the level of skills associated with machining and tooling, which could hinder the growth of this trade in the medium term. Consequently, the main job openings will come from the replacement needs of those who retire.

Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 640 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 27%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 22%
    • Plastics and rubber products manufacturing (NAICS 326): 7%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 7%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 6%

Job opportunities in Québec

The job outlook for an inspector, machining and tooling working in Québec is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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