Job prospects Bricklayer in the Muskoka–Kawarthas Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Bricklayers in the Muskoka–Kawarthas 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 Muskoka - Kawarthas 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.

Over the forecast period, sizeable investments in education, manufacturing, and the arts will help support the regional construction industry. Further, work to restore and repair structures along the Trent-Severn Waterway is underway and will be a big boost to the area. Housing starts will likely slow a bit in the near term. Multi-unit dwellings will see more activity than single-detached housing over the forecast period. Peterborough could see higher activity though if there is a greater migration of buyers from the Greater Toronto Area. The demand for rental units will likely remain positive supported by the aging population.

Here are some key facts about Bricklayers in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 370 people work in this occupation.
  • Bricklayers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 88%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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