Job prospects Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Sudbury (ON)

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 "heavy equipment mechanic" was moved from the group Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) to the group Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 72401).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Heavy-duty equipment mechanics" near Sudbury (ON) 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

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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 good for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Northeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new 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 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 2,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 33%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 16%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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