Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities – NOC 9613 SDG
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
60.0% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
40.0% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
50.0% of the workforce is age 45 to 64
45% of labourers in chemical products processing and utilities work in the manufacturing sector.
18% work in each of the following sectors: utilities, construction, retail and administrative services.
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: 8.1% – 9%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
More than one-half of all labourers in this field work in chemical manufacturing. Chemical goods are used in nearly all manufacturing operations as well as for construction purposes. Improvements across several manufacturing industries should support the need for chemical production. As more industries continue to use value-added chemical products, job prospects in this occupation may be steady in the short term. However, potential slowdowns in industries that use chemical inputs, like construction and automotive, may affect job opportunities over the forecast period.
Within chemical manufacturing, a large number of these labourers are employed in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing and soap, cleaning compound and toilet preparation manufacturing in the province.
Individuals who can work various shifts in a physically demanding environment may have better job prospects. As the industry continues to use more technology, labourers that are familiar with advanced machinery may have better labour market outcomes.