Job prospects Crane Operator near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Crane operators" near Toronto (ON) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2019-2021), there was a labour shortage for Crane operators near Toronto (ON). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Crane operators (NOC 7371) in the Toronto 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.

Here are some key facts about Crane operators in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 1,320 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Crane operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 53%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 5%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Crane operators across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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