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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)||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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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016
- Yahoo! Inc. will cut 1,700 jobs, 15% of its workforce, across a range of departments and job titles under its revitalization plan. Yahoo! Canada has offices located in downtown Toronto, however, job impacts to the Canadian division is unknown.
- 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
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