Job prospects Industrial Instrument Service Technician near Toronto (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an industrial instrument service technician.
Balanced labour market
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
The employment outlook will be fair for Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (NOC 2243) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
These technicians and mechanics work in several industries in the Toronto region with most in manufacturing, utilities and wholesale trade. Toronto has a large manufacturing base, which will help sustain work in this field. Further, large-scale investments in utilities such as at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station and by Hydro One may create new opportunities for local workers. Those in wholesale trade may also benefit from greater investments in machinery and the need for more technical expertise to install and maintain equipment.
Here are some key facts about Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 420 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
- Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
- Utilities (NAICS 22): 15%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 11%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 10%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
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