Job prospects Manufacturing Technician - Industrial Engineering near Toronto (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a manufacturing technician - industrial engineering.
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.
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.
The employment outlook will be fair for Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians (NOC 2233) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Toronto has a solid manufacturing base including being home to large transportation equipment producers. Within this cluster, and despite some setbacks in automotive and parts manufacturing, the sector continues to attract significant investments, which are expected to add demand for the expertise of these workers. Furthermore, most global aerospace companies have a local presence in Ontario, and the increase in worldwide commercial aircraft orders aligned with growing passenger numbers should benefit output growth in this arm of manufacturing.
Here are some key facts about Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 4,820 people work in this occupation.
- Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 12%
- Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 10%
- Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 9%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 8%
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