Job prospects Industrial Electrician in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Industrial electricians in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region. These trends also apply to people working as an industrial electrician.

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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Industrial electricians (NOC 7242) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2021-2023 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 Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 1,840 people work in this occupation.
  • Industrial electricians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 40%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 19%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 7%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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