Job prospects Plumber near Ottawa (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Plumbers near Ottawa (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a plumber.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Plumbers (NOC 7251) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Sizeable investments in healthcare facilities, warehousing, and water and wastewater infrastructure will help support job prospects for plumbers. Work is also underway to rehabilitate several parliamentary buildings and start Stage 2 of the Confederation Line Extension Project and the Trillium Line Extension Project. Growth in downtown Ottawa's technology hub along with improved transit may create opportunities in the commercial market to meet population growth. Housing starts should be rather positive in the near term, which will help maintain work for plumbers. The low-rise market will see much of the activity as housing starts for multi-unit dwellings may ease as several projects are currently under construction and will come online over the next two years.

Here are some key facts about Plumbers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 1,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Plumbers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 94%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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