Job prospects Gas Turbine Machinery Industrial Mechanic in Canada

People working as a gas turbine machinery industrial mechanic have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These prospects are applicable to all Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (NOC 7311).

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Fair Fair
Prince Edward Island Fair Fair
Nova Scotia Fair Fair
New Brunswick Fair Fair
Quebec Fair Fair
Ontario Good Good
Manitoba Fair Fair
Saskatchewan Fair Fair
Alberta Fair Fair
British Columbia Fair Fair
Yukon Territory Undetermined Undetermined
Northwest Territories Good Good
Nunavut Undetermined Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.

Summary

SHORTAGE: This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

Employment in 2018

90,400

Median age of workers in 2018

44

Average retirement age in 2018

62.0

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2016-2018 period, employment in this occupation rebounded, especially with job gains experienced in 2017. These job gains were reflected in decline of its unemployment rate, reaching 4.6% in 2018, a rate that was near its own historical low of 4.3% seen back in 2007, prior to the recession. In addition, demand has gone up as evidenced by the surge of unfilled vacancies, which almost doubled since 2016. This, in combination with a lower number of jobless workers, resulted in as substantial decline in the number of unemployed workers to fill vacancies. Hence, analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job openings exceeded substantially the number of job seekers in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 34,400 , while 36,500 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2019-2028 period, the labour shortage conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. Most of the job openings will arise from replacing retiring workers. Indeed, they are expected to represent three-quarters of total job openings, a proportion that is substantially higher than among all other occupations (about 59% of openings). Workers in this occupational group tend to be older than the average of all occupations, but to retire at a similar age. As a result, the retirement rate is expected to be substantially above the national average, leading to strong pressures to replace these retiring workers. Job creation is expected to account only for a marginal proportion of job openings, as employment is expected to practically remain at current levels. The evolution of employment in this occupational group has been limited over the past decade by the difficulties faced in the manufacturing sector, where most of these workers are employed. Anticipated renewed growth in manufacturing activity will lead to a spur in investment in industrial building construction (such as plants and facilities), slowing feeding job creation in this occupation.

With regard to labour supply, school leavers will be the main source of job seekers over the projection period, notably through apprenticeship opportunities. Workers from other occupations, especially other mechanics, are also expected to continue representing an important source of labour supply in this occupational group. The competitive wages in this occupational group in comparison to other trades and mechanics are attractive to skilled and experienced workers from other occupations.

Source Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC

Labour Market Information Survey
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