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Occupation Outlook Report

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Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics

 NOC 73111

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford (EMO)

(2018 – 2026)

Updated October 2019

 

© 2018 Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board

 

OUTLOOK: CONSTRUCTION MILLWRIGHT AND INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS

A Local Snapshot

  • Employment in this occupation is forecasted to increase by 8.5% for the period 2018-2026. It had increased by 6.3% for the period 2016-2018.
  • Median hourly wage for this occupation is $30.42/hr. (as of 2018 for employees)
  • 14.1% of the 2018 jobs were in the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry sector.
  • Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford has a comparative advantage: The region has 52% more construction millwright and industrial mechanics than other regions in the country.
  • Employment in this occupation is expected to grow by 7.5% for the period 2018-2026 at the provincial level. It had increased from 2016 to 2018 by 5.2% at the provincial level.  
  • Canada Job Bank forecasts fair employment potential for this occupation in Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford from 2018 - 2020.2
  • Cost of labour in the region is marginally below average. Median wages for construction millwright and industrial mechanics in the region were $30.42/hr. (as of 2018 for employees). This was $0.53/hr. below the national median of $30.95/hr.

 

Overview

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford Jobs (2018)

2,469

2018 London CMA, Unemployment Rate3

5.6%

2018 Ontario Unemployment Rate4

5.5%

2018 Canada Unemployment Rate5

5.8%

Location Quotient to Nation (2018)6

1.52

Change in Jobs (2018-2020)

2.7%

Source: EMSI 2019.3 Census Divisions Elgin-3534, Middlesex-3539, and Oxford-3532

 

2017 Percentile Earnings

$18.25/hr

$30.42/hr

$40.56/hr

2018 10th Percentile Wages

2018 Median Wages

2018 90th Percentile Wages

Source: Employees EMSI 2019.3

 

SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM PROJECTIONS

Job Growth

Short-term

2,469

2,536

67

2.7%

 

2018-2020

2018 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change 2018-2020

% Change 2018-2020

Medium-term

2,469

2,597

128

5.2%

2018-2022

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change 2018-2022

% Change 2018-2022

Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.3

 

Top 5 Industries Employing This Occupation

Industry

Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)

% of Occupation in Industry (2018)

% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)

 

Motor vehicle parts manufacturing

349

14.1%

4.2%

 

Motor vehicle manufacturing

272

11.0%

5.0%

 

Building equipment contractors

106

4.3%

1.8%

 

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

98

4.0%

11.2%

 

Plastic product manufacturing

53

2.1%

3.0%

 

Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.3

NOTE: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of    Canada, Mexico and the United States against the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  It was designed to provide common definitions of the industrial structure of the three countries.

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

 

Fanshawe Educational Programs for this Occupation

2

49

Programs

Completions (2017/18)

Fanshawe Program Code

Fanshawe Program

Fanshawe Completions (2017/18)

IMA3S

Industrial Mechanic – Millwright (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

Fanshawe Career Coach: Industrial Mechanic – Millwright (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

29

MIM2C

MIM2S

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance

Fanshawe Career Coach: Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance

 

20

         

2017/18  data includes those who graduated from Fanshawe in spring 2018.

 

Job Growth by Location

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Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.3

Census Division

Census Division Name

2018 Jobs

2026 Jobs

2018 - 2026 % Change

2018 - 2026 Change

3532

Oxford

872

962

10%

90

3539

Middlesex

1,321

1,410

7%

89

3534

Elgin

276

306

11%

30

 

 

2,469

2,678

8%

209

Source: Employees and Self-Employed EMSI 2019.3

 

LONG TERM PROJECTIONS

Cumulative Job Openings and Job Seekers for the Period 2017-2026

Image for long-term projections

COPS expects NOC 7311 to face balanced labour conditions over the period of 2017-2026 at the national level. Job openings (arising primarily from retirements) are expected to be 1,100 more than job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and workers leaving the occupation).7

 

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION

Statistics Canada- NOC 7311 occupation information for Canada

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – NOC 7311 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 & instructors, colleges, universities, indigenous institutes, district school boards, literacy and basic skills and training providers to provide online and distance programs and courses without leaving the community, taught through 116 local learning centres.

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

 

 

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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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/outlookreport/occupation/14700last updated: September 18, 2019.

(3.) Statistics Canada https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

(4.) Statistics Canadahttps://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

(5.) Statistics Canadahttps://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410009001 last updated May 13, 2019

(6.) 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).

(7.) Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) http://occupations.esdc.gc.ca/sppc-cops/occupationsummarydetail.jsp?&tid=231 last updated; October 3, 2017.