Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
The employment outlook will be good for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) in British Columbia 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 3,300 people work in this occupation.
- Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 35%
- Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 15%
- Ship and Boat Building (NAICS 3366): 8%
- Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 65% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 7% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Good Good|
|Kootenay Region||Good Good|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Good Good|
|Nechako Region||Good Good|
|North Coast Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Good Good|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good 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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