Job prospects Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice near Windsor (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) near Windsor (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a heavy equipment operator apprentice.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

heavy equipment operator apprentice
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 7521) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Over the forecast period, sizeable investments in education, manufacturing, and the commercial market will help support the regional construction industry. Construction is moving forward on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will be one of the biggest infrastructure developments in the province. The residential sector is expected to be rather steady in the near term as well, as a substantial number of multi-unit starts will balance slower growth in the single-detached market.

Here are some key facts about Heavy equipment operators (except crane) in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 71%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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