Job outlook Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice near Vancouver (BC)

Job opportunities for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 7521) are fair near Vancouver (BC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a heavy equipment operator apprentice.

Job opportunities near Vancouver (BC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Heavy equipment operators (except crane) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 72%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 5%

Job opportunities in British Columbia


The job outlook for a heavy equipment operator apprentice working in British Columbia is fair over the next 3 years.

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