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Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers  (NOC 7244)
Toronto Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers in Toronto Region

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Table on the employment potential for Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers in Toronto Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Toronto Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 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 moderate.
  • 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 which 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 1,170 people work in this occupation region.
  • Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 35%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 9% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 68% compared to 71% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 23% compared to 18% for all occupations

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