Job prospects Construction Labourer And Helper near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Construction trades helpers and labourers near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a construction labourer and helper.

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

construction labourer and helper
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

There are a large number of residential, commercial, and public infrastructure developments in progress in the Toronto area. Construction is underway on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, the Port Lands Flood Protection Project, the Highway 427 Expansion project, and on CIBC Square. There are also several transit projects in the works throughout the Greater Toronto Area including the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line, the Finch West Light Rail Transit line and expansions to the GO Transit network. In addition, construction is ongoing on the refurbishment of the Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, which will take place over the next decade. The number of housing starts may decline especially in the low-rise market. Building activity for high-rise dwellings such as condominiums will remain strong though as builders work to complete pre-sold units. This will keep the number of units under construction in the region at heightened levels.

Here are some key facts about Construction trades helpers and labourers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 19,770 people work in this occupation.
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 89%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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