Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Toronto region has several large machine shops and fastener producers. On top of this, Toronto has some of the province's biggest machinery manufacturers and automotive and aerospace companies. This will likely continue to support employment in this trade over the forecast period. Although there will be fewer opportunities, these workers were also found in other industries in the region such as wholesale trade, repair, and professional services.

Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 4,840 people work in this occupation.
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 22%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 18%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 13%
    • Other transportation equipment manufacturing: 8%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 6%
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