Job prospects Non-destructive Inspector in Alberta

Job opportunities for Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (NOC 2261) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a non-destructive inspector.

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.

Job opportunities in Alberta

non-destructive inspector
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (NOC 2261) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 3,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 49%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 53% of non-destructive testers and inspection technicians work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 15% of non-destructive testers and inspection technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (NOC 2261) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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