Job prospects Cable Installer - Telecommunications near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Telecommunications line and cable workers near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a cable installer - telecommunications.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

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

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Telecommunications line and cable workers (NOC 7245) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small 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.

Here are some key facts about Telecommunications line and cable workers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 2,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Telecommunications line and cable workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 43%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 40%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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