Job prospects Crane Operator near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Crane operators near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a crane operator.

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


We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

crane operator
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Crane operators (NOC 7371) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 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 Crane operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,240 people work in this occupation.
  • Crane operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 62%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 14%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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