Job prospects Sheet Metal Worker near Hamilton (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Sheet metal workers near Hamilton (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a sheet metal worker.

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

sheet metal worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Sheet metal workers (NOC 7233) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Increased development in the city of Hamilton and the surrounding communities will sustain construction activity in the area. Several investments in education and public infrastructure will take shape over the forecast period, supporting the demand for sheet metal workers. Although housing starts for multi-dwelling structures will likely soften in the near term, construction activity for high-rises should remain steady as developers work to complete pre-sold units. Meanwhile, starts for single-detached units may trend lower though the region may continue to benefit from spillover demand from the Greater Toronto Area.

Here are some key facts about Sheet metal workers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 680 people work in this occupation.
  • Sheet metal workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 74%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 11%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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