Job prospects Ironworker near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Ironworkers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as an ironworker.

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

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

ironworker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Ironworkers (NOC 7236) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 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 Ironworkers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,940 people work in this occupation.
  • Ironworkers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 73%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 14%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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