Job prospects Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Toronto (ON)

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

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2018-2020). 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
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The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Toronto region for the 2021-2023 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

There are several large infrastructure, industrial, and commercial developments taking shape across the region, which will support higher levels of construction activity. Construction is underway on the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.   There are also a number of transit projects in the works including the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line, Scarborough Subway Extension, and expansions to the GO Transit network. Population growth driven by immigration and improved economic conditions should lead to steady housing activity in the Toronto area.  

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

  • Approximately 2,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 24%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 22%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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