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Deck officers, water transport  (NOC 2273)
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

SHORTAGE: This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2017-2026 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 (Deck officers, water transport) is part of a larger occupational group called Transportation officers and controllers (NOC 227).

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Occupations in this group Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors (2271) 
Air traffic controllers and related occupations (2272) 
Deck officers, water transport (2273) 
Engineer officers, water transport (2274) 
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators (2275) 
Employment in 2014 30,400
Median Age of workers in 2014 45
Average Retirement Age in 2014 61

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 (2017-2026) 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 2017-2026. 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 employment and wage 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 2014-2016 period.

For Transportation officers and controllers, over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 14,200, while 9,700 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Although this occupational group has had balanced market in recent years, projected job openings are expected to be substantially higher to job seekers, creating a shortage of workers over the 2017-2026 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 14,200 9,700
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 2,900 20%
Retirements 9,700 68%
Other Replacement Demand 1,000 7%
Emigration 500 4%
Projected Job Openings 14,200 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 6,700 69%
Immigration 1,700 18%
Other 1,300 13%
Projected Job Seekers 9,700 100%

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 %
Transportation and warehousing 62.93
Public administration 23.65
Mining and oil and gas extraction 2.56
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 2.12
Manufacturing 1.77
Professional, scientific and technical services 1.41

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

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2015) regarding the proportion of people in this occupation who were self-employed are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

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

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 98% 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 7% 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 (Deck officers, water transport) is part of a larger group called Transportation officers and controllers (NOC 227). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, the unionization rate for this group was 59%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.

Please consult the Toronto Region and Ontario tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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