Job prospects Industrial Electrician near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Industrial electricians near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as an industrial electrician.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends


We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

industrial electrician
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Industrial electricians (NOC 7242) 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 Industrial electricians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Industrial electricians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 44%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 8%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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