Job prospects Machine Set-up Operator - Plastic Manufacturing near Vancouver (BC)
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 set-up operator - plastic manufacturing" 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 "Plastics processing machine operators" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.
Current and future job prospects
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
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.
Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several 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 the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 730 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): 55%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 9%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology
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