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Mechanical Engineers  (NOC 2132)
Moncton--Richibucto Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Mechanical Engineers in Moncton--Richibucto Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Mechanical Engineers in Moncton--Richibucto Region as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Moncton--Richibucto Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Mechanical Engineers (NOC 2132) in the Moncton - Richibucto region.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be strong.
  • A small number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Mechanical Engineers in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
  • Mechanical Engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 29%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 28%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: n/a
    • 25 to 54: 91% compared to 68% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: n/a

Local Labour Market News

Week of Dec 07 - Dec 11, 2015
  • Gaming company IGT has cut eight positions in Moncton and will move its accounting division to Reno, Nevada. The company had cut 67 manufacturing positons earlier in 2015 in Moncton and now has about 450 mostly IT-related workers left in the city.
Week of Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015 Week of Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2015
  • According to McKenzie College, graduates trained as software testers in a new program could potentially work for Moncton-based companies such as GLI and BMM testlabs. Both companies worked with the college in the development of the course.
Week of Jul 06 - Jul 10, 2015
  • Moncton-based Qimple, a company that develops software used for designing job postings, plans on adding to its current staff of six employees
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