Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) are limited in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2021-2023 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.

While the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project has been finished, expansion and new developments in mining may be a source of opportunity in this occupation. In addition, residential renovation activity should generate employment. However, prospects are negatively affected by a high number of unemployed workers in the occupation and low number of expected retirements. Growth in this occupation mainly represents a rebound from the downturn in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  • Approximately 1,150 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: 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 39% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 61% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of electricians (except industrial and power system) are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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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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