Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in Prince Edward Island

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "construction electrician apprentice" was moved from the group Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) to the group Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 72200).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "construction electrician apprentice" in Prince Edward Island or Canada.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 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.

The prospect for employment in this occupation is good as there continues to be a shortage of workers and unfilled vacancies in the province due to strong gains in both residential and non-residential investment. The demand for workers in this occupation is expected to remain favourable driven by continued housing development to support population growth, as well as maintenance, renovation, and repair work. 

Construction activity is expected to begin to slow gradually in 2023 as some major projects near completion and investment growth slows. As a result, labour market conditions may begin to show signs of balancing toward the end of the forecast period. Opportunities are expected to arise as there will be a need to replace workers who retire. 

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 Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 83%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 8%
  • 56% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 57% 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: more than 95% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: less than 5% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 35% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 48% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

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