Job outlook Laser Beam Machine-welder Operator near Vancouver (BC)

The job outlook for a laser beam machine-welder operator working near Vancouver (BC) is good over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237).

Job opportunities near Vancouver (BC)

laser beam machine-welder operator
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many 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 Welders and related machine operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 5,120 people work in this occupation.
  • Welders and related machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 21%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 19%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 17%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 11%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 7%

Job opportunities in British Columbia

The job outlook for a laser beam machine-welder operator working in British Columbia is good over the next 3 years.

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