Job prospects Machine Operator - Plastics Processing in the North Shore Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Plastics processing machine operators in the North Shore Region. These trends also apply 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.
Recent trends from the past 3 years
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be fair for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) in the North Shore region 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 North Shore region:
- Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Plastics processing machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 93%
- Other manufacturing (NAICS 313-316, 322-323, 327, 331, 333-335, 337, 339): 7%
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