Job prospects Gas Fitter near Kingston (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Gas fitters near Kingston (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a gas fitter.

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

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

gas fitter
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Gas fitters (NOC 7253) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Over the forecast period, sizeable investments in manufacturing, educational institutions, power generation, and at military bases will help boost the regional construction industry. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is also in the midst of a significant expansion and upgrade of its facilities in Chalk River. CNL plans to start construction on its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre worth $370M in 2019 and build a logistics complex, a business hub, and a support facility, worth a combined $100M. Housing starts will likely fall in the near term with a drop in the single-detached market. Starts for more affordable multi-dwelling structures should still provide some work for gas fitters.

Here are some key facts about Gas fitters in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Gas fitters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 54%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 22%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 11%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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