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Civil Engineers  (NOC 2131)
Toronto Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineers in Toronto Region

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Table on the employment potential for Civil Engineers 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 Civil Engineers (NOC 2131) 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.

Demand for this occupation stems from the concentration of engineering, construction and architecture firms in the area, in combination with continued spending on infrastructure improvements in the Greater Toronto Area.

Here are some key facts about Civil Engineers in the Toronto region:
  • Approximately 9,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Civil Engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 61%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 76% compared to 71% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 21% compared to 18% for all occupations

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