THE DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS has been increasing steadily for more than a decade.

Click on the regions in the map below to see what’s creating the job opportunity in your province or territory and what trades will be in demand as a result.

CanadaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanThe Territories

Alberta

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British Columbia

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Manitoba

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New Brunswick

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Nova Scotia

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Ontario

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Prince Edward Island

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Quebec

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Saskatchewan

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The Territories

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Alberta

Job opportunity due to:

  • replacing 36,200 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade 
  • growing demand for maintenance work in the heavy industrial sector
  • construction projects in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including oil processing plants, pipelines, electricity generation and roads

The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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    British Columbia

    Job opportunity due to:

    • replacing 40,500 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade 
    • construction projects that are underway or proposed in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including large mining, utility, liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipeline and transportation projects such as tunnels, light rail transit (LRT) and bridges

    The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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    Manitoba

    Job opportunity due to:

    • replacing 8,200 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
    • construction projects in the institutional and commercial sector, as well as the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including major electric utilities, transmission, pipelines and mining projects

    The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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      New Brunswick

      Job opportunity due to:

      • replacing 7,600 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
      • proposed construction projects in the heavy industrial sector, including new pipeline, marine terminal and mining and infrastructure projects

      The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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      Newfoundland and Labrador

      Job opportunity due to:

      • replacing 5,000 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
      • construction projects in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including oil and gas development, mining and utilities

      The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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      Nova Scotia

      Job opportunity due to:

      • replacing 8,200 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
      • construction projects in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including utilities, mining and infrastructure projects
      • construction projects in the commercial sector

      The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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        Ontario

        Job opportunity due to:

        • replacing 86,100 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
        • construction projects in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including major utilities, mining, and infrastructure projects
        • various public transit projects driving demand for construction tradespeople
        • work in the new home building and renovation sector

        The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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          Prince Edward Island

          Job opportunity due to:

          The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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          Quebec

          Job opportunity due to:

          • replacing 45,500 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
          • construction projects in the heavy industrial and engineering sectors, including infrastructure, pipeline and resource development projects
          • growing demand for renovation work in the new home building and renovation sector

          The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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            Saskatchewan

            Job opportunity due to:

            • replacing 9,100 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
            • construction projects in the heavy industrial sector, including major resource development and pipeline projects

            The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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              The Territories

              Job opportunity due to:

              • ongoing and proposed construction projects in the heavy industrial sector, including big resource development projects

              The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next 10 years. Click on the links below and check out the year-by-year “Job prospects” for each.

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