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Occupation Outlook Report

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Welders and Related Machine Operators

NOC 72371

 

 Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford (EMO)

(2016-2024)

Updated May 2018

 

© 2018 Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board

 

OUTLOOK: WELDERS AND RELATED MACHINE OPERATORS

 A Local Snapshot

  • Employment in this occupation is forecasted to increase 37.4% for the period 2017-2024. It had already increased by 36.6% for the period 2015-2017. 
  • The Median hourly wage for this occupation is $23.50/hr. (as of 2017)
  • 15.8% of the 2017 jobs were in the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry sector.
  • Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford has a comparative advantage: The region has 76% more welders and related machine operators than other regions in the country. 
  • Employment in this occupation is expected to grow by 15% for the period 2017-2024 at the provincial level. It had decreased from 2015 to 2017 by 3.2% at the provincial level.
  • Canada Job Bank forecasts fair employment potential for this occupation in Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford from 2017-20192.
  • Cost of labour in the region is below average. Median wages for welders and related machine operators in the region is $23.50/hr. This is $2.11/hr below the national median of $25.61/hr.

 

 Overview

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford Jobs (2017)

3,129

April 2018  London Economic Region Unemployment Rate

5.8%

April 2018 Ontario Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Location Quotient to Nation (2017)3

1.76

Change in Jobs (2017-2019)

14.8%

 Source: EMSI 2018.1 Census Divisions Elgin-3534, Middlesex-3539, and Oxford-3532

 

2017 Percentile Earnings

$15.33/hr

$23.50/hr

$34.16/hr

10th Percentile Wages

Median Wages

90th Percentile Wages

 Source: Employees EMSI 2018.1

 

SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM PROJECTIONS

 Growth

Short-term

3,129

3,591

462

14.8%

2017-2019

2017 Jobs

2019 Jobs

Change 2017-2019

% Change 2017-2019

Medium-term

3,129

4,298

1169

37.4%

2017-2024

2017 Jobs

2024 Jobs

Change 2017-2024

% Change 2017-2024

 Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2018.1

 

Top 5 Industries Employing this Occupation

Industry (NAICS)

Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)

% of Occupation in Industry (2017)

% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)

Motor vehicle parts manufacturing (3363)

494

15.8%

5.0%

Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing (3362)

260

8.3%

24.1%

Motor vehicle manufacturing (3361)

232

7.4%

3.9%

Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance (8113)

203

6.5%

33.9%

Other transportation equipment manufacturing (3369)

193

6.2%

9.5%

 Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2018.1

 NOTE: Inverse staffing patterns provides a table of percentages that shows how regional occupations are divided up among regional industries.

 

Fanshawe Educational Program for this Occupation

1

Programs (2016)

68

Completions (2016)

Fanshawe Program Code

Fanshawe Program

Fanshawe Completions (2016)

WTQ

Welding Techniques

Fanshawe Career Coach: Welding Techniques

68

 NOTE: EMSI Analyst uses Statistics Canada’s PSIS data to compile completions for postsecondary programs offered in Canada, classified by the 2011 CIP codes. 2015 data includes those who graduated in spring 2016.

 

LONG-TERM PROJECTIONS

Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) – NOC 7237 long-term projections from 2017-20264.

 OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

 Licensure/Other Requirements for Ontario:

  • Must complete a three-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over three years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in welding is usually required to be eligible for trade certification. For detailed information about the program, see the apprenticeship training standard: www.collegeoftrades.ca/training-standards
  • Red Seal endorsement is available to qualified welders upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination. This will give the candidate interprovincial mobility. (Source: Statistics Canada)

 

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION

GOC Job Bank– shows job postings and wage information for Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford.

Statistics Canada- NOC 7237 occupation information for Canada

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) – NOC 7237 labour market information and statistics including work trends and the skills, education and training needed for jobs today, and in the future.

Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) amalgamates information from several data sources in order to produce its occupation counts.

Contact North -Core services for students, faculty and instructors, colleges, universities, indigenous institutes, district school

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taught through 116 local learning centres.

Ontario Colleges - Information on earning a college degree, diploma, certificate or apprenticeship in Ontario.

 

Footnotes

1. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market. (esdc.gc.ca) The version used in this report is NOC 2011 unless otherwise specified.

2. Job Bank Canada. Source: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketreport/outlook-occupation/23255/geo27234 Last updated: May 31, 2018

3. Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular occupation is in a region compared to the nation or province. A quotient of 1.00 means EMO has the same share of the occupation as the nation/province. A quotient higher than 1.00 means EMO has a greater share, and lower than 1.00 means EMO’s share is lower than the average (EMSI 2018.1).

4. COPS projections use the 2016 NOC codes.

 

 

Should you have any further questions about the data in this report, please contact Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board at 519-672-3499 or info@workforcedevelopment.ca

 

 

  

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