Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling in Nova Scotia

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

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

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

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 32%
    • Other transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336, except 3366): 21%
    • Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 7%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 5%
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 80% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of machinists and machining and tooling inspectors are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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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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