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Plumbers  (NOC 7251)
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

BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period 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.

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Employment in 2014 44,200
Median Age of workers in 2014 37
Average Retirement Age in 2014 63

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 Plumbers, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 9,300 , while 9,200 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2019-2028 period, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period.

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 9,300 9,200
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 1,700 18%
Retirements 5,700 61%
Other Replacement Demand 900 10%
Emigration 1,000 11%
Projected Job Openings 9,300 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 22,100 240%
Immigration 2,800 30%
Other -15,700 -171%
Projected Job Seekers 9,200 100%

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 %
Construction 85.06

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

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 16% of workers in this occupation 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, 99% 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 2% 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 (Plumbers) is part of a larger group called Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters (NOC 725). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, the unionization rate for this group was 49%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.

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