Job prospects Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Sudbury (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics near Sudbury (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a heavy equipment mechanic.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends


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 Methodology

Job prospects

heavy equipment mechanic
Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 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 Northeast region has a high concentration of heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the province due to the presence of metal ore mining exploration activities, which is dominant in this region. Mining operations use various heavy-duty mobile equipment. Although there was a general slowdown in activities in the sector, some opportunities for mechanic services are expected to unfold from the development and start of production at magnesium and gold mines during the forecast period. Sites may be in remote locations.

Some major construction projects are also being completed in this region which should generate demand for mechanics.

Here are some key facts about Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 2,430 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 | Outlook Methodology

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