Job prospects Tool And Die Maker in British Columbia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "tool and die maker" in British Columbia or Canada.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

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

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Tool and die makers (NOC 7232) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Tool and die makers in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Tool and die makers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 13%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 12%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 11%
    • Ship and Boat Building (NAICS 3366): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 65% of tool and die makers work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 13% of tool and die makers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: more than 95% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: less than 5% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 13% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 25% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 32% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 26% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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