Job prospects Tool And Die Maker in Québec

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 "tool and die maker" was moved from the group Tool and die makers (NOC 7232) to the group Tool and die makers (NOC 72101).

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

Job opportunities in Québec

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several 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 Tool and die makers in Quebec:

  • Approximately 1,250 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Tool and die makers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 19%
    • Plastics and rubber products manufacturing (NAICS 326): 13%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 12%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 12%
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 7%
  • 71% of tool and die makers work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of tool and die makers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 88% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 13% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 12% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 19% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 51% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 15% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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