Job prospects Metalworking Machine Operator near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Metalworking and forging machine operators" near Toronto (ON) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2021-2023), there was a labour shortage for Metalworking and forging machine operators near Toronto (ON). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Metalworking and forging machine operators (NOC 94105) in the Toronto region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Metalworking and forging machine operators in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 7,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 22%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 18%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 8%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Metalworking and forging machine operators across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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