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 22,600 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six year
  • Growing demand for maintenance work in the heavy-industrial construction sector
  • Residential renovations and maintenance work, as well as construction projects in heavy-industrial and engineering construction, including oil processing plants, pipelines, electricity generation, roads, and public transit

 

The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next six 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 25,100 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years

  • Construction projects in heavy-industrial and engineering construction, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipelines, and transportation projects such as light rail transit (LRT), bridge replacement and highways

  • Residential renovations and maintenance work, and growing demand for the construction of institutional buildings, including hospitals and schools

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Manitoba

Job opportunity due to:

  • Replacing 4,500 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years

  • Construction projects in engineering construction, including water treatment and other infrastructure projects

  • Increased residential renovation and maintenance work

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    New Brunswick

    Job opportunity due to:

    • Replacing 4,200 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years
    • Engineering construction projects, including roads, highways, bridges, and other infrastructure
    • Increased construction of institutional buildings, such as hospitals and schools
    • Growing demand for residential renovation and maintenance work

    The following trades/occupations are predicted to be high in demand at various times over the next six 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 3,300 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years

    • Construction projects in heavy-industrial and engineering construction, including offshore oil development, mining, and roadwork

    • Increased demand for the construction of institutional buildings, including health care facilities

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      Nova Scotia

      Job opportunity due to:

      • Replacing 5,200 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years
      • Engineering construction projects such as the expansion of several highways, as well as wastewater treatment and mining
      • Growing demand for institutional buildings, including several hospitals and schools

      • Growing demand for residential renovation and maintenance work
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      Ontario

      Job opportunity due to:

      • Replacing 56,300 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years

      • Construction of projects in heavy-industrial and engineering construction, including nuclear refurbishments, electricity transmission, mining, and several transportation projects, including light rail transit (LRT) systems, subway extensions, rail electrification, roads, highways, and bridges

      • Increased construction of institutional health care facilities

      • Rising demands for residential renovation and maintenance work, and sustained construction of new homes

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        Prince Edward Island

        Job opportunity due to:

        • Replacing 940 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years
        • Infrastructure projects, including electric utilities (solar and wind), roads, highways, and bridges
        • Growing demand for the construction of institutional buildings, including hospitals and schools
        • Rising demands for residential renovation and maintenance work and sustained construction of new homes
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          Quebec

          Job opportunity due to:

          • Replacing 28,800 tradespeople who are expected to retire over the next six years

          • Construction projects in engineering construction, including public transit (LRT), and various roads, highways, and bridges

          • Increased residential renovation and maintenance work, and rising demand for institutional buildings, such as hospitals and schools

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            Saskatchewan

            Job opportunity due to:

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

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            The Territories

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