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 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 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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The number of positions for this occupation will be reduced as construction associated with the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project wraps up. Employment for a few other projects will partially offset this event, such as the Voisey's Bay underground mine, the construction of the West White Rose oil platform, and a variety of government infrastructure projects. Maintenance, repair and retrofits of computerized heating, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning and alarm systems in buildings may continue to provide some employment opportunities for electricians with skilled knowledge of these systems. Electricians may face periods of unemployment as they move between projects. Workers in this occupation are often required to travel between job sites. In addition, working overtime and on weekends can be common.

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

  • Approximately 1,650 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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    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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