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This unit group includes mechanics and technicians who install, adjust, repair and overhaul aircraft instrument, electrical or avionics systems on aircraft. This unit group also includes avionics inspectors who inspect instrument, electrical and avionics systems following assembly, modification, repair or overhaul. Workers in this unit group are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments and by airlines, the armed forces and other aircraft operators.
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- Aircraft instrument mechanics and technicians repair and overhaul, install, calibrate and test aircraft instruments.
- Aircraft electrical mechanics and technicians repair and overhaul, modify, install and test aircraft electrical systems and equipment.
- Avionics mechanics and technicians troubleshoot, repair and overhaul, test, modify, install and inspect aircraft electronic systems and components including communications, navigation, and autoflight equipment.
- Avionics inspectors inspect and test aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics systems and ensure that the installation, maintenance, repair and overhaul of these systems meet Transport Canada and company standards of performance and safety.
Aircraft mechanics and technicians who work in repair and overhaul shops service and test electrical, electronic and instrument components.
Avionics mechanics and technicians who work in maintenance hangars troubleshoot, repair, install and inspect aircraft systems and components.
Outlook & Prospects for Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors in Nord-du-Québec Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors) is part of a larger occupational group called Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (NOC 224).
|Occupations in this group||
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)
Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) (2242)
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics (2243)
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors (2244)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||109,759|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||59|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation grew slightly but the unemployment rate also increased and did so more quickly than the average for all occupations. The average hourly wage for this occupation also increased a little more quickly than for all occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Technical Occupations In Electronics And Electrical Engineering, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 46,832 and 47,472 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced over the 2008-2010 period, it is expected that the number of job seekers in this occupation will remain sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The majority of job openings will arise from retirements, but expansion demand will also create a significant number of job openings. The increase in job openings will be average, which is a clear improvement over the job losses experienced over the 2001-2010 period. In fact, industries related to communications and information technologies (including electronics) will pick up again in the coming years. The return to growth in this sector comes after troubled years that followed after the tech bubble burst. With regard to labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. The nature of the occupation is also such that many immigrants will find employment in it over the projection period.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||2,992||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||46,832||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||47,472||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Transportation and warehousing||32.40|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 3% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (NOC 224). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 10% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (NOC 224). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 31%, which is equal to the unionization rate for all occupations.
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