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Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology  (NOC 2255)
Toronto Region
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National Outlook ' 10-Year Projection (2015-2024)

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

Occupational outlook

SURPLUS: This occupational group is expected to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

This occupation (Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology) is part of a larger occupational group called Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology (NOC 225).

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Occupations in this group Architectural technologists and technicians (2251) 
Industrial designers (2252) 
Drafting technologists and technicians (2253) 
Land survey technologists and technicians (2254) 
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (2255) 
Employment in 2014 80,700
Median Age of workers in 2014 40
Average Retirement Age in 2014 65

Occupation Projection for Canada

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

The analysis of key labour market indicators such as job vacancies and employment growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 17,100 , while 38,400 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Although this occupational group has had a balanced market in recent years, projected job seekers are expected to be substantially higher to job openings, creating a surplus of workers over the 2019-2028 period. A more detailed analysis of the outlook of this occupation will be released in the coming weeks.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Openings Seekers
Projection 17,100 38,400
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 3,500 20%
Retirements 10,000 58%
Other Replacement Demand 1,800 11%
Emigration 1,800 11%
Projected Job Openings 17,100 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 26,300 68%
Immigration 6,900 18%
Other 5,200 14%
Projected Job Seekers 38,400 100%

In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?

This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.

This table shows the industry sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
Industry / Sector %
Public administration 44.44
Professional, scientific and technical services 33.83
Mining and oil and gas extraction 4.07
Utilities 3.15
Transportation and warehousing 2.41
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 2.24

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

This occupation (Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology) is part of a larger group called Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology (NOC 225). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 10% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 94% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), in Canada, women represented 33% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

This occupation (Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology) is part of a larger group called Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology (NOC 225). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, the unionization rate for this group was 14%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.

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