Job prospects Carpenter in New Brunswick

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

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

carpenter
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Carpenters (NOC 7271) in New Brunswick 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Carpenters in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 3,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Carpenters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 82%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 90% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 10% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 33% of carpenters work all year, while 67% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 18% of carpenters are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in 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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