Job prospects Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

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 "heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic" was moved from the group Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 7313) to the group Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 72402).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics" in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region 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

heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 7313) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2022-2024 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 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 2,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 73%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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