Job outlook Bricklayer near Toronto (ON)

The job outlook for a bricklayer working near Toronto (ON) is fair over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Bricklayers (NOC 7281).

Job opportunities near Toronto (ON)

Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Bricklayers (NOC 7281) in the Toronto region for the 2018-2020 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Compared to other regions, bricklayers should have better job prospects in the Toronto area because of the large number of residential, commercial, and public infrastructure developments in the works. Construction started on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, and plans are moving forward to rebuild Brampton’s Peel Manor facility. There are also numerous transit projects in progress throughout the Greater Toronto Area including the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line and expansions to the GO Transit network. This will create additional opportunities for these workers to build and work on related facilities. Despite some changes to the housing market, several residential projects are underway or planned throughout the region to support population growth. These developments will help sustain some work for bricklayers to construct multi and single detached properties.

Here are some key facts about Bricklayers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 3,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Bricklayers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 89%

Job opportunities in Ontario

The job outlook for a bricklayer 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 Bricklayers (NOC 7281) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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