Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Toronto Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2018-12-07|
The employment outlook will be fair for Plumbers (NOC 7251) in the Toronto region for the 2018-2020 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Compared to other regions, plumbers should have better job prospects in the Toronto area because of the large number of residential, commercial, and public infrastructure developments. Upgrades to the local water system such as investments in the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Hanlan and Herridge Pumping Stations, may help job prospects for plumbers. Construction also started on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, an expansion of the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, on CIBC Square, as well as on numerous transit projects across the Greater Toronto Area. This will create additional opportunities for plumbers to work on these facilities and transit stations. Despite some changes to the housing market, several residential projects are in progress throughout the region to support population growth, including multiple condominiums. These developments will sustain some work for plumbers to install and maintain pipes and fixtures.
Here are some key facts about Plumbers in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 6,670 people work in this occupation.
- Plumbers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 93%
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2019
- Block Developments started construction on 57 Brock, a 94-unit condominium project in Toronto
- Medallion Capital Group started construction on 260 High Park Church Lofts and Residences, a 55-unit development in Toronto
- Construction is underway on the Nordik-Spa Nature in Whitby. The $20M facility is scheduled to open at the end of 2020.
- Georg Fischer Ltd. broke ground on a 67,000-sq.-ft. facility in Vaughan which will serve as the Canadian headquarters of GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems
- The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) began construction on the new Patient Support Centre in Toronto to be completed by the end of 2022
- The City of Toronto has partnered with Context Development to build 750 mixed-use homes at an existing Toronto Community Housing Corporation site. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2023.
- Construction began on approximately $15M in capital upgrades to the Bathurst Quay neighbourhood in Toronto. The multi-phased redevelopment is expected to be completed by 2021.
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