Job prospects Fabricator, Steel - Structural Metal And Platework in Manitoba

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "fabricator, steel - structural metal and platework" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be limited for Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters (NOC 7235) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 40%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 17%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 15%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 71% of structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 41 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: more than 95% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: less than 5% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 20% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 30% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 13% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 20% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 10% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Interlake Region Undetermined
North Central Region Undetermined
North Region Undetermined
Parklands Region Undetermined
South Central Region Undetermined
Southeast Region Undetermined
Southwest Region Undetermined
Winnipeg Region Moderate

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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