Job prospects General Foreman/woman - Residential Construction in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7204) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a general foreman/woman - residential construction.

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 British Columbia

general foreman/woman - residential construction
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7204) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 5,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 83%
    • Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 58% of contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 54% of contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Limited Limited
    Kootenay Region Fair Fair
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair Fair
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7204) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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