Sheet Metal Workers

NOC#: 72102

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 10


# of Men: 335


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 65

Age 30 to 54: 250

Age 55 to 64: 60

Age 65 and older: 10

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 20

Secondary school diploma: 75

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 155

College certificate or diploma: 95

University diploma or degree: 0

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: $21.42

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $36.72

Median income for an experienced employee: $51.01

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

9 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $36.61/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

23 Construction 250 (71.4%)
31-33 Manufacturing 80 (22.9%)
41 Wholesale Trade 10 (2.9%)

Employment outlook:


  • Favourable levels of construction activity expected over the forecast period will support opportunities in construction and the demand for fabricated metal building materials
  • Large infrastructure investments in transit, utilities, and health care, and steady demand for new housing will sustain work to assemble and install sheet metal products
  • Need to repair and upgrade air handling and refrigeration systems
  • Demand for more energy efficient heating and cooling systems