Job prospects Electrical Mechanic in British Columbia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "electrical mechanic" in British Columbia or Canada.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Electrical mechanics (NOC 72422) in British Columbia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Electrical mechanics in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Electrical mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 27%
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 25%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
  • 82% of electrical mechanics work all year, while 18% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 47 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of electrical mechanics are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 94% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 6% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 22% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 41% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 26% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 5% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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