Job outlook Sheet Metal Worker near Toronto (ON)

Job opportunities for Sheet metal workers (NOC 7233) are fair near Toronto (ON) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a sheet metal worker.

Job opportunities near Toronto (ON)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Sheet metal workers (NOC 7233) 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.

There are a large number of residential, commercial, and public infrastructure developments in progress in the Toronto area. Construction is underway on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, the revitalization of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and on CIBC Square. There are also several transit projects in the works throughout the Greater Toronto Area including the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line, the Finch West Light Rail Transit line and expansions to the GO Transit network. The number of housing starts may decline especially in the low-rise market. Building activity for high-rise dwellings such as condominiums will remain strong though as builders work to complete pre-sold units from 2016 and 2017. This will keep the number of units under construction in the region at heightened levels.

Here are some key facts about Sheet metal workers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 2,110 people work in this occupation.
  • Sheet metal workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 64%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%

Job opportunities in Ontario


The job outlook for a sheet metal worker working in Ontario is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Sheet metal workers (NOC 7233) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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