Job prospects Roofer, Shingles near Vancouver (BC)

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 "roofer, shingles" was moved from the group Roofers and shinglers (NOC 7291) to the group Roofers and shinglers (NOC 73110).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Roofers and shinglers" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

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

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

roofer, shingles
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for Roofers and shinglers (NOC 7291) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • 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 Roofers and shinglers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Roofers and shinglers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 47%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 10%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 10%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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