Job prospects Woodworking Machine Operator near Drummondville (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Woodworking machine operators near Drummondville (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a woodworking machine 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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Woodworking machine operators in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Woodworking machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 45%
    • Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 32%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 12%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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