Job prospects Bricklayer in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Bricklayers in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region. These trends also apply to people working as a bricklayer.

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

Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Bricklayers (NOC 7281) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie has one of the fastest growing populations in the province. To keep up with this growth, there have been several large investments in public transit, education and healthcare. These projects will help support the regional construction industry and sustain work for bricklayers in the near term. On the residential side, the region may continue to benefit from spillover demand from the Greater Toronto Area. Construction of mixed-use high-rises and office towers are in the works along the ION Light Rail Transit corridor in downtown Kitchener-Waterloo to meet population demand and the growing technology hub.

Here are some key facts about Bricklayers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 860 people work in this occupation.
  • Bricklayers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 92%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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