Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.

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

Recent trends

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

inspector, machining and tooling
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) 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.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 2,510 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 38%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 12%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 11%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 6%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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