Job prospects Bricklayer in the Kingston–Pembroke Region

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

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

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 Kingston - Pembroke 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 manufacturing, educational institutions and at military bases will help boost the regional construction industry. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is also in the midst of a significant expansion and upgrade of its facilities in Chalk River. CNL plans to start construction on its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre worth $370M in 2019 and build a logistics complex, a business hub, and a support facility, worth a combined $100M. Housing starts will likely fall in the near term with a drop in the single-detached market. Starts for more affordable multi-dwelling structures should still provide some work for builders.

Here are some key facts about Bricklayers in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Bricklayers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23):more than 95%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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