Job prospects Maintenance Equipment Operator - Public Works near Vancouver (BC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "maintenance equipment operator - public works" was moved from the group Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (NOC 7522) to the group Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (NOC 74205).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

maintenance equipment operator - public works
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (NOC 7522) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,210 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 59%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 14%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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