Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling in Alberta

Job opportunities for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Alberta

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

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

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

  • Approximately 4,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 44%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 15%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 9%
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 64% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Job prospects elsewhere in 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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