#findyourfit Spotlight on BC Careers: Trades and Skilled Transport and Equipment Operators


Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 — 6:14pm PST
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keepcalm-darkThroughout January, February, and March 2014 I have partnered with WorkBC, the primary source of labour market information and employment resources, training information, programs and services in the province. Through their online resources, and my new featured series, we hope to connect British Columbians everywhere with the opportunity to take advantage of a growing economy.

Each week I will shine the spotlight on industries with the highest growth rate and employment increase (2010-2020) organized by growth rate — presented in a fun and informative manner. You can also follow #findyourfit on Twitter and WorkBC’s website for more information throughout the campaign.

5 Growing Careers in BC’s Trades and Skilled

Transport and Equipment Operators

The trades employment outlook in BC is relatively strong, although trades demand will grow at a slightly lower rate than the provincial all occupation average over the forecast period. According to 2010 Labour Force Survey, the vast majority (92.2%) of those employed as trades, transport and equipment operators were employed full-time. All the trade occupations posted rates of full-time employment above the provincial average. Here is what you need to know about 5 Growing Careers in BC’s Trades and Skilled Transport and Equipment Operators:

1. Steamfitters Pipefitters and Sprinkler

System Installers

steamfitter

Age groups
15-24 18%
25-44 32%
45-64 48%
Demographic
male 92%
female 8%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 3.1%, estimated current employment 300 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 200.

2.Plumbers

plumber

Age groups
15-24 21%
25-44 52%
45-64 25%
Demographic
male 98%
female 2%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 3.1%, estimated current employment 300 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 200.

3. Carpenters

carpenter

Age groups
15-24 22%
25-44 45%
45-64 32%
65+ 2%
Demographic
male 98%
female 2%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 4.3%, estimated current employment 900 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 500.

4. Electricians (Except Industrial and

Power System)

electrician

Age groups
15-24 22%
25-44 50%
45-64 26%
Demographic
male 98%
female 2%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.3%, estimated current employment 600 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 400.

5. Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical

Trades and Telecommunications Occupations

contractor

Age groups
25-44 42%
45-64 47%
Demographic
male 94%
female 6%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 3%, estimated current employment 400 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 300.

All of this and much more is available on the WorkBC website along with up-to-date job openings. You can also follow WorkBC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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