Job prospects Bending Machine Operator - Metal Forging near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Metalworking and forging machine operators near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a bending machine operator - metal forging.

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.

Recent trends

Labour shortage

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.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

bending machine operator - metal forging
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Metalworking and forging machine operators (NOC 9416) 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.

Here are some key facts about Metalworking and forging machine operators in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 6,530 people work in this occupation.
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 25%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 23%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 10%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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