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

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Greater Toronto Area has the most significant number of residential, industrial and infrastructure developments underway and planned for the forecast period and beyond. This should support employment opportunities for these mechanics.

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

  • Approximately 2,660 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 25%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 22%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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