Job outlook Carpenter in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Carpenters (NOC 7271) are limited in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a carpenter.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Carpenters (NOC 7271) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Carpenters in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 22,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Carpenters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 86%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 90% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 10% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 48% of carpenters work all year, while 52% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 29% of carpenters are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Cariboo Region Limited
Kootenay Region Limited
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair
Nechako Region Limited
North Coast Region Limited
Northeast Region Limited
Thompson–Okanagan Region Limited
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Limited
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Carpenters (NOC 7271) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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