Job outlook Crane Operator near Vancouver (BC)

Job opportunities for Crane operators (NOC 7371) are fair near Vancouver (BC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a crane operator.

Job opportunities near Vancouver (BC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Crane operators (NOC 7371) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Crane operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,240 people work in this occupation.
  • Crane operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 62%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 14%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

Job opportunities in British Columbia


The job outlook for a crane operator working in British Columbia 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 Crane operators (NOC 7371) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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