Job prospects Machine Operator - Plastics Processing in British Columbia
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "machine operator - plastics processing" in British Columbia or Canada.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Plastics processing machine operators in British Columbia:
- Approximately 900 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Plastics processing machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Plastics and rubber products manufacturing (NAICS 326): 48%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 7%
- 65% of plastics processing machine operators work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- less than 5% of plastics processing machine operators are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 84% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: 16% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: 28% compared to 10% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: 38% compared to 28% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 9% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 14% compared to 23% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 10% compared to 19% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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