Job prospects Plumber in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Plumbers (NOC 7251) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a plumber.

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 British Columbia

plumber
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Plumbers (NOC 7251) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Plumbers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 8,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Plumbers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 92%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 56% of plumbers work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 19% of plumbers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

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

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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

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