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


Monday, March 10th, 2014 — 11:14am 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 (Group 2)

According to the 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 (Group 2 as listed on the WorkBC website).

1. Aircraft Mechanics & Aircraft Inspectors

air

Age groups
25-44 55%
45-64 37%
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) 1.5%, estimated current employment 1,000 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 600.

2.Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

heavy

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. Auto Service Technicians

Truck & Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

auto

Age groups
15-24 8%
25-44 39%
45-64 51%
Demographic
male 99%
female 1%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 1.5%, estimated current employment 1,00 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 600.

4. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics

fridge

Age groups
15-24 17%
25-44 46%
45-64 35%
65+ 2%
Demographic
male 99%
female 1%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 1.5%, estimated current employment 1,00 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 600.

5. Construction Millwrights & Industrial Mechanics

(Except Textile)

construction

Age groups
15-24 5%
25-44 33%
45-64 59%
Demographic
male 99%
female 1%
The top region for this career in BC is the North Coast & Nechako with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 1.5%, estimated current employment 1,00 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 600.

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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One comment

  1. Rose says:

    The graphs are flashing too rapidly – a constructive criticism.

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