Job prospects Ironworker in Manitoba

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "ironworker" was moved from the group Ironworkers (NOC 7236) to the group Ironworkers (NOC 72105).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "ironworker" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

ironworker
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Ironworkers (NOC 7236) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Manitoba:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Ironworkers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 52%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 22%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 9%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 38% of ironworkers work all year, while 62% 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 29 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: 21% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 19% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 44% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: n/a
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic 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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