Outlook Plumber near Toronto, ON

Job outlook in Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Plumbers (NOC 7251) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

Job outlook in Ontario Fair

Job outlook by economic region
Location Job outlook
Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region Fair Fair
Kingston - Pembroke Region Fair Fair
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Fair Fair
London Region Fair Fair
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Fair Fair
Northeast Region Fair Fair
Northwest Region Undetermined Undetermined
Ottawa Region Fair Fair
Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Fair Fair
Toronto Region Fair Fair
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair Fair

Job outlook near Toronto, ON Fair

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The employment outlook will be fair for Plumbers (NOC 7251) in the Toronto region for the 2017-2019 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
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Compared to other regions, plumbers should have better job prospects in the Toronto area because of the large number of residential, commercial, and public infrastructure developments. Upgrades to the local water system such as investments in the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Hanlan and Herridge Pumping Stations, may help job prospects for plumbers. Construction is also underway on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, CIBC Square, and numerous transit projects across the Greater Toronto Area. This will create additional opportunities for plumbers to work on these facilities and transit stations. Despite some changes to the housing market, several residential projects are in progress throughout the region to support population growth, including multiple condominiums. These developments will sustain some work for plumbers to install and maintain pipes and fixtures.

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

  • Approximately 7,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Plumbers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 90%
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