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Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)  (NOC 7421)
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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Fredericton--Oromocto as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Fredericton--Oromocto Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) (NOC 7421) in the Fredericton - Oromocto 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 moderate.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.

In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 1,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 67%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212-213): 8%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 15% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 65% compared to 68% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 21% compared to 17% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016 Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016
  • Demolition has begun to make way for the new $20M Hilton Garden Inn that is being built adjacent to the Convention Centre in Fredericton's downtown core
Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016
  • A terminal expansion at the Fredericton International Airport is expected to generate 319 temporary jobs during construction. Currently, there are 269 people permanently employed at the airport, with 67 of those positions having been created over the last three years as a result of increased passenger traffic and new air services.
Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016
  • Optimism remains around future development potential of Northcliff Resource's $580M Sisson Mine project near Fredericton. If the project proceeds, it could generate about 500 jobs during construction and 300 jobs during operation.
Please consult the New Brunswick and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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