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Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineers in Toronto Region
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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 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.
This occupation had a regional labour force of about 9,845 at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey. 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.
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.
- Toronto's Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine will receive $20M from the Government of Canada to establish a cell therapy development facility. This will create or maintain 398 jobs.
- Aimia Inc., operator of the Aeroplan customer loyalty program in Canada, plans to lay off more than 200 employees by the end of the year. The impact on its operations in Ontario is currently unknown.
- Baycrest Health Sciences will receive about $65.5M in government funding for a brain aging research centre set to open by fall 2015 in Toronto
- General Motors of Canada Limited will be hiring 100 software and controls engineers at its research and development facility in Oshawa
- FedDev Ontario is providing repayable contributions of more than $4.5M to eight high-growth companies to help create and maintain jobs in the Greater Toronto Area
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