Job outlook Sheet Metal Worker near Hamilton (ON)

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

Job opportunities near Hamilton (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 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%

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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