Job prospects Cabinetmaker in Ontario
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 Ontario or Canada.
Job opportunities in Ontario
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
The employment outlook will be good for Cabinetmakers (NOC 7272) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
Here are some key facts about Cabinetmakers in Ontario:
- Approximately 5,600 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Cabinetmakers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 69%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 17%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 92% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 8% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 67% of cabinetmakers 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 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- 26% of cabinetmakers 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: 18% compared to 10% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: 33% compared to 27% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 16% compared to 6% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 25% compared to 26% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 6% 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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