Job prospects Machine Operator - Plastics Processing in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "machine operator - plastics processing" was moved from the group Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) to the group Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 94111).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "machine operator - plastics processing" in Canada.

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Breakdown by province and territory

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

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Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Undetermined
Prince Edward Island Undetermined
Nova Scotia Moderate
New Brunswick Undetermined
Quebec Good
Ontario Moderate
Manitoba Limited
Saskatchewan Undetermined
Alberta Moderate
British Columbia Moderate
Yukon Territory Undetermined
Northwest Territories Undetermined
Nunavut Undetermined

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.

Summary

BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

Employment in 2018

90,000

Median age of workers in 2018

43

Median retirement age in 2018

64.0

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

The analysis of key labour market indicators such as job vacancies and employment growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 32,200 , while 36,100 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2019-2028 period, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period.

Source Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC

Labour Market Information Survey
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