Job prospects Laser Beam Machine-welder Operator in the North Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Welders and related machine operators in the North Region. These trends also apply to people working as a laser beam machine-welder operator.

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.

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

laser beam machine-welder operator
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237) in the North region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Welders and related machine operators in the North region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Welders and related machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 40%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 22%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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