Job prospects Inspector, Machining And Tooling near Kitchener (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors near Kitchener (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an inspector, machining and tooling.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.
The employment outlook will be fair for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (NOC 7231) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie is home to some of the biggest machine shops in the province. In addition, Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie has large machinery, automotive and aerospace producers that employ these workers. Steadier production in these industries may help support job prospects in this trade over the forecast period.
Here are some key facts about Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:
- Approximately 3,030 people work in this occupation.
- Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 30%
- Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 27%
- Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 16%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 5%
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