Job prospects Carpenter near Vancouver (BC)

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 "carpenter" was moved from the group Carpenters (NOC 7271) to the group Carpenters (NOC 72310).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Carpenters" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was very good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were far more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for Carpenters (NOC 7271) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Most employment in this occupation is in the construction sector.
  • Experienced and specialized workers are in greater demand overall, but growth in this occupation is expected to be low as construction growth is minimal in the near term.

Here are some key facts about Carpenters in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 12,080 people work in this occupation.
  • Carpenters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 90%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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