Job prospects Ironworker near Hamilton (ON)

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

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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Ironworkers (NOC 7236) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

Over the forecast period, investments in manufacturing, highways and bridges such as the Highway 8 reconstruction, and increased development in some of the larger urban centres will support construction activity across the region. Planned investments in hospitals in Hamilton and Niagara and light rail transit may further boost activity in the coming years. Steady housing demands, particularly for multi-unit developments in urban centres, will help sustain residential construction activity.

Here are some key facts about Ironworkers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Ironworkers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 69%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 8%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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