Job prospects Bending Machine Operator - Metal Forging near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Metalworking and forging machine operators near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a bending machine operator - metal forging.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

bending machine operator - metal forging
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Metalworking and forging machine operators (NOC 9416) 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.
  • 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 Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 800 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 37%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 9%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 8%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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