Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling near Hamilton (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors near Hamilton (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

inspector, machining and tooling
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula is home to one of the largest fastener producers in the province along with numerous machine shops that produce goods for a range of industries. This should help support employment opportunities over the forecast period.

Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 2,290 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 41%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 15%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 13%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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