Job prospects Laser Beam Machine-welder Operator near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Welders and related machine operators near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a laser beam machine-welder operator.

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

laser beam machine-welder operator
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237) in the Toronto 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Welders and related machine operators in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 8,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Welders and related machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 17%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 13%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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