Job prospects Machining Tool Operator near Hamilton (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Machining tool operators near Hamilton (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a machining tool operator.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

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

machining tool operator
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Machining tool operators (NOC 9417) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Machining tool operators in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Machining tool operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 43%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 25%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 11%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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