Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in Manitoba

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

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

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 Manitoba for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

BuildForce Canada expects demand for construction workers will outpace supply over the next ten years. New home construction in Manitoba is expected to increase in 2021 and 2022. Government stimulus programs are also expected to generate employment in the construction industry. The Government of Manitoba allocated $2.1 billion in Budget 2021 on infrastructure spending. Meanwhile, existing programs such as the National Housing Strategy will also fuel construction industry employment.

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

  • Approximately 3,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 90%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 57% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of electricians (except industrial and power system) are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Interlake Region Fair Fair
    North Central Region Fair Fair
    North Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Parklands Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Central Region Fair Fair
    Southeast Region Fair Fair
    Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Winnipeg Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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