Job prospects Undercutter Operator - Underground Mining near Saanich (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Underground production and development miners near Saanich (BC). These trends also apply to people working as an undercutter operator - underground mining.

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

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.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

undercutter operator - underground mining
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Underground production and development miners (NOC 8231) in the Vancouver Island and Coast 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Underground production and development miners in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
  • Underground production and development miners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 69%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 11%
    • Forestry and logging: 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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