Job outlook Crane Operator in British Columbia

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

Job opportunities in British Columbia

crane operator
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Crane operators (NOC 7371) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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 British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 2,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Crane operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 51%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 60% of crane operators work all year, while 40% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of crane operators are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Cariboo Region Fair
Kootenay Region Limited
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair
Nechako Region Undetermined
North Coast Region Undetermined
Northeast Region Fair
Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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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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