Job prospects Non-destructive Inspector in the Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians in the Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2018-2020). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (NOC 2261) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 46%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 26%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 10%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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