Job prospects Construction Labourer And Helper near Kitchener (ON)

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

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

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
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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.

Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie has one of the fastest growing populations in the province. To keep up with this growth, there have been several large investments in public transit, education, healthcare, and infrastructure. These projects will help support the regional construction industry and sustain work for helpers and labourers in the near term. On the residential side, the region may continue to benefit from spillover demand from the Greater Toronto Area. Construction of mixed-use high-rises and office towers are in the works along the ION Light Rail Transit corridor in downtown Kitchener-Waterloo to meet population demand and the growing technology hub.

Here are some key facts about Construction trades helpers and labourers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 5,770 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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