Job prospects Tool And Die Maker in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region

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 "Tool and die makers" in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region 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


We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

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

The employment outlook will be moderate for Tool and die makers (NOC 7232) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region 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 the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 240 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Tool and die makers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 16%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 14%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 11%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 10%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%

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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