Job prospects Ironworker in Québec
Job opportunities for Ironworkers (NOC 7236) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an ironworker.
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 Québec
The employment outlook will be fair for Ironworkers (NOC 7236) in Québec 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 Québec:
- Approximately 3,250 people work in this occupation.
- Ironworkers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 53%
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 27%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 93% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 27% of ironworkers work all year, while 73% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of ironworkers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Fair Fair|
|Côte-Nord Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Estrie Region||Fair Fair|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lanaudière Region||Fair Fair|
|Laurentides Region||Fair Fair|
|Laval Region||Fair Fair|
|Mauricie Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Montréal Region||Fair Fair|
|Montérégie Region||Fair Fair|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Outaouais Region||Fair Fair|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Fair Fair|
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