Job prospects Construction Labourer And Helper near Vancouver (BC)

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

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2018-2020). 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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

The outlook for construction and trade labourers in the region is good. An aging workforce, new housing and renovation projects, and public infrastructure projects will drive the need for workers.

Here are some key facts about Construction trades helpers and labourers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 9,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 83%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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