Job prospects Boilermaker in Alberta

Job opportunities for Boilermakers (NOC 7234) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a boilermaker.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Boilermakers (NOC 7234) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Boilermakers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 900 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Boilermakers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 38%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 10%
    • Petroleum and coal product manufacturing (NAICS 324): 7%
    • 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
  • 24% of boilermakers work all year, while 76% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of boilermakers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Calgary Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Limited Limited
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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