Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a construction electrician apprentice.

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 British Columbia

construction electrician apprentice
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Electricians (except industrial and power system) in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 14,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 86%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 52% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 48% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of electricians (except industrial and power system) are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Limited Limited
    Kootenay Region Limited Limited
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Nechako Region Limited Limited
    North Coast Region Limited Limited
    Northeast Region Limited Limited
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Limited Limited
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Limited Limited
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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