Job prospects Carpenter near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Carpenters near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a carpenter.

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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Carpenters (NOC 7271) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 Carpenters in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 12,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Carpenters mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 90%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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