Job prospects Woodworking Machine Operator 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 "woodworking machine operator" was moved from the group Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) to the group Woodworking machine operators (NOC 94124).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Woodworking machine operators" 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 good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.
Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) 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.
- 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 Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 400 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Woodworking machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 45%
- Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 28%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 6%
Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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