Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics – NOC 7311 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people not currently working as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


of People Working in this Occupation

48.1% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

25.0% of the workforce has an apprenticeship or trade certificate.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce.

65.0% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

55% of construction millwrights and industrial millwrights work in the Manufacturing sector.

4% work in the Construction sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. Several positions will become available due to retirements. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 0.1%-1%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?


  • Employment Outlook for Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics in the Ottawa Economic Region is good. The majority are employed in the manufacturing industry. Provincial employment growth for this occupation has been relatively flat over the past decade. Fluctuations in the Canadian dollar may impact growth of manufacturers in Ontario, as a weaker Canadian dollar generally increases the competitive advantage for manufacturers in Ontario that export to the United States. The growth in electronic and robotic components in industrial equipment may have an impact on the employment prospects of workers in this occupation. Prospects will be best for skilled workers in areas such as construction and maintenance, and repairs services where work is more difficult to automate. Due to the older age profile of workers within this occupation, retirements are expected to generate a significant a number of job openings.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Manufacturing Services Sector, Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector and/or  Construction & Utilities Services Sector.