Job prospects Woodworking Machine Operator in Québec
Job opportunities for Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable 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.
Job opportunities in Québec
The employment outlook will be fair for Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) in Québec 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 Québec:
- Approximately 2,750 people work in this occupation.
- Woodworking machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 48%
- Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 24%
- Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 8%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 55% of woodworking machine operators work all year, while 45% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of woodworking machine operators are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Fair Fair|
|Estrie Region||Fair Fair|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lanaudière Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Laurentides Region||Fair Fair|
|Laval Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Mauricie Region||Fair Fair|
|Montréal Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Montérégie Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Outaouais Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Fair Fair|
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