Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Mechanic

NOC#: 72402

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 10


# of Men: 855


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 235

Age 30 to 54: 520

Age 55 to 64: 100

Age 65 and older: 0

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 15

Secondary school diploma: 35

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 265

College certificate or diploma: 500

University diploma or degree: 45

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: $18.11

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $35.22

Median income for an experienced employee: $50.31

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

40 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $40.96/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

23 Construction 680 (79.1%)
44-45 Retail Trade 45 (5.2%)
56 Administrative Support, Waste Management, Remediation 25 (2.9%)

Employment outlook:


  • Ongoing need for repairs and maintenance of buildings
  • Construction activity is expected to be favourable across Ontario over the forecast period
  • A growing food manufacturing industry requires refrigeration installation services as well as upgrades and maintenance of existing systems
  • Air quality awareness has led to upgrades and additions to aging heating, ventilation and, air conditioning and air filtration systems