Job prospects Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics near Vancouver (BC). 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

heavy equipment mechanic
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 22%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 19%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 17%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 16%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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