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

Explore current and future job prospects for Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a maintenance equipment operator - public works.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

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
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (NOC 7522) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of 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 1,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 55%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 17%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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