Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing – NOC 9615 SDG

50

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$22,680

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

66%

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

90.5%

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

8.3%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

66.7% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

22.2% of the workforce has a university diploma or degree

22.2% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

80.0% of the workforce is age 45 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

78% of labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing work in the manufacturing sector.

22% work in wholesale trade.

Employment Outlook

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 4.1% – 5%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Although employment in this occupation has been weaker in the province over the last decade, conditions may improve in the near term. The majority of workers in this field were employed within the plastic product manufacturing industry, with a smaller number of rubber product manufacturing.

Many of the plastic and rubber manufacturers in the province produce motor vehicle parts, packaging products or construction materials. Plastic products are also used in construction and material handling. Also, improved economic growth may boost the need for plastic food packaging, industrial containers and shipping wrap. Innovation has also led to more plastic medical devices and companies recycling plastic pellets into new products.

Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing may be required to work various shifts and job duties can be physically demanding. Although some employers will train new hires, candidates with experience in this field will have better job prospects. Over the forecast period, new opportunities may arise as workers leave for other career options.