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.

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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 37,500 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
  • increased development in the oil sands
  • as oil sands production expands, so does the need for supporting infrastructure like oil processing plants, pipelines, electricity generation and roads
    • that means they need skilled tradespeople to not only build this infrastructure, but to maintain it after it's built
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British Columbia

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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 7,300 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
  • construction employment opportunities have been rising for several years and are expected to continue because of major electric utilities and mining projects
  • increased construction activity in the industrial, and institutional and commercial sectors are also rising steadily

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 6,000 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
  • proposed new pipeline, marine terminal and mining projects that that will start in 2016

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

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Nova Scotia

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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 83,000 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade

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:

  • replacing 1,500 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade

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:

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 7,000 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the coming decade
  • major mining projects
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The Territories

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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