Job prospects Gas Fitter in Ontario
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "gas fitter" in Ontario or Canada.
Job opportunities in Ontario
Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Gas fitters (NOC 7253) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 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.
Here are some key facts about Gas fitters in Ontario:
- Approximately 3,300 people work in this occupation.
- Gas fitters mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 64%
- Utilities (NAICS 22): 15%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 93% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 7% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 67% of gas fitters work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- 22% of gas fitters are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: more than 95% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: less than 5% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: 8% compared to 27% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 44% compared to 6% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 40% compared to 26% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
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