Job prospects Metallurgical Engineering Technologist near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Geological and mineral technologists and technicians near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a metallurgical engineering technologist.

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 poor over the past few years (2018-2020). There were more workers available than job openings.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

metallurgical engineering technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Geological and mineral technologists and technicians (NOC 2212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Geological and mineral technologists and technicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 400 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Geological and mineral technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 6%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 6%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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