Job prospects Carpenter in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Carpenters in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region. These trends also apply to people working as a carpenter.

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

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was poor over the past few years (2018-2020). There were more workers available than job openings.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment 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 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.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The outlook for carpenters in the region is good. An aging workforce, new housing and renovation projects, and mass timber construction projects will drive the need for skilled workers.

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

  • Approximately 12,480 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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