Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Toronto Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Electrical power line and cable workers (NOC 7244) in the Toronto 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Toronto Hydro, the province's largest utility distribution network, is undertaking several projects to rehabilitate and upgrade the infrastructure and also to meet the energy needs of the fast growing population, particularly in the downtown area in the City of Toronto. The establishment of the new Copeland Station is among the major initiatives, and is expected to create more service needs from electrical power line and cable workers in this region.
Here are some key facts about Electrical power line and cable workers in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 1,290 people work in this occupation.
- Electrical power line and cable workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Utilities (NAICS 22): 59%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 37%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 10% compared to 11% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 67% compared to 71% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 23% compared to 18% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2016
- Ontario Power Generation is investing $12.8B to refurbish four nuclear reactors at the Darlington Generating Station east of Toronto. The project will start October 2016 and create about 11,800 jobs annually.
- Hydro One plans to invest over $688M in various projects to improve electricity reliability in the Greater Toronto Area between 2015-2018
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