Job prospects Machine Operator - Plastics Processing in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) are fair in Manitoba over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a machine operator - plastics processing.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

machine operator - plastics processing
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) in Manitoba for the 2021-2023 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Plastics processing machine operators in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Plastics processing machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Plastics and rubber products manufacturing (NAICS 326): 82%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 61% of plastics processing machine operators work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of plastics processing machine operators are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Interlake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Central Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Parklands Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Central Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southwest Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Winnipeg Region Limited Limited
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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