Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in Prince Edward Island
Job opportunities for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island
The employment outlook will be good for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Employment prospects may depend upon the level of construction activity in the province. The prospects of job opportunities in other provinces may impact on the available pool of electricians on P.E.I.
The demand for workers in this occupation is expected to remain positive due to strong gains in both residential and non-residential investment over the forecast horizon, compounded by relatively tight labour market conditions. Finding qualified workers in local markets to meet any increased construction activity over the next few years may continue to be a challenge for some employers.
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. Workers in this occupation are often required to travel between job sites and working overtime and on weekends can be common. Electricians interested in establishing their own business may wish to explore appropriate investment opportunities.
Here are some key facts about Electricians (except industrial and power system) in the Prince Edward Island region:
- Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
- Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 80%
- Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 8%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
- 56% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 44% 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 32 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
- 9% of electricians (except industrial and power system) are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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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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