Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes tradespersons and related skilled workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair, service, install, calibrate or fabricate a variety of products. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or they may be self-employed.
aircraft patternmaker, farrier, gunsmith, locksmith, recreation vehicle technician, safe and vault servicer, saw fitter, small arms repairer, template maker.
- Gunsmiths fabricate guns and repair and modify firearms according to blueprints or customers' specifications.
- Locksmiths repair, install and adjust locks, make keys and change lock combinations.
- Recreation vehicle technicians repair or replace electrical wiring, plumbing, propane gas lines, appliances, windows, doors, cabinets and structural frames in recreational vehicles.
- Safe and vault servicers install, repair and maintain safes and vaults in banks and other establishments.
- Saw fitters repair, set and sharpen band saws, chain saws, circular saws and other types of saw blades according to specifications.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Trades and Related Occupations in Southern 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 (Other Trades and Related Occupations) is part of a larger occupational group called Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c. (NOC 738).
|Occupations in this group||
Printing Press Operators (7381)
Commercial Divers (7382)
Other Trades and Related Occupations (7383)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||36,766|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||43|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||63|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced no employment growth while its unemployment rate increased more slowly than for all occupations. The average hourly wage for this occupation increased at the same rate as 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 Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers & Other Trades, & Related Occupations, n.e.c., over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 13,905 and 10,356 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 was in balance with labour demand in this occupation, it is expected that labour supply will continue to meet demand. In other words, the number of job seekers will be more than sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The majority of job openings in this occupation will arise from retirements although the retirement rate for this occupation is similar to the average for all occupations. Job openings resulting from economic growth will be virtually non-existent over the 2009-2018 period, as they were over the 2001-2010 period. Advances in information technology are expected to continue and the demand for newspapers and magazines will continue to decrease. With regard to labour supply, unlike most other occupations, the majority of job seekers will not come from the school system. Instead, they will come from other occupations. The poor labour market conditions in the printing industry are undoubtedly responsible for the low number of graduates in this occupation. Immigrants will also be an appreciable source of job seekers in this occupation.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,218||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||13,905||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||10,356||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||%|
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, 25% 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 (Other Trades and Related Occupations) is part of a larger group called Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c. (NOC 738). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 19% 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 (Other Trades and Related Occupations) is part of a larger group called Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c. (NOC 738). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 19%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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