Job prospects Switch Network Installer And Repairer - Telecommunications near Edmonton (AB)

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 "switch network installer and repairer - telecommunications" was moved from the group Telecommunications installation and repair workers (NOC 7246) to the group Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians (NOC 72205).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Telecommunications installation and repair workers" near Edmonton (AB) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

switch network installer and repairer - telecommunications
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be moderate for Telecommunications installation and repair workers (NOC 7246) in the Edmonton region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Here are some key facts about Telecommunications installation and repair workers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 930 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Telecommunications installation and repair workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 59%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 16%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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