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Printing press operators set up and operate sheet and web-fed presses to print illustrations, designs and text on paper, plastic, sheet metal and other material. They are employed by commercial printing companies; newspapers, magazines, and other publishing companies; and establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.
apprentice pressman/woman, assistant pressman/woman, first pressman/woman, flexographic press operator, offset press operator, printing press operator, rotogravure pressman/woman – printing.
- Review job orders to determine job specifications such as production time, colour sequence and quantities required, and advise press crew of these specifications
- Mount plates or cylinders and make necessary adjustments
- Fill ink fountains and take measurements, make adjustments and determine settings to control colour and viscosity
- Set up press and check samples for ink coverage, alignment and registration
- Monitor regular press run for quality consistency using computer control console and make adjustments if required
- Remove and clean plates and cylinders at end of press run
- Set up and adjust in-line binding and finishing equipment
- Direct activities of press crew and ensure that safety procedures are adhered to.
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Outlook & Prospects for Printing Press Operators in Toronto 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 (Printing Press Operators) 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||%|
|Information and cultural industries||10.60|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||2.60|
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 (Printing Press Operators) 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 proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 15% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Printing Press Operators) 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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