Job prospects Cabinetmaker in Alberta

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cabinetmaker" was moved from the group Cabinetmakers (NOC 7272) to the group Cabinetmakers (NOC 72311).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "cabinetmaker" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

cabinetmaker
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Cabinetmakers (NOC 7272) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Cabinetmakers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 1,850 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Cabinetmakers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 48%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 34%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 63% of cabinetmakers work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 20% of cabinetmakers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 92% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 8% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 15% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 28% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 33% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 16% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 5% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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