These comments apply to the career group Electrical Trades and Telecommunication Occupations, which includes Industrial Electricians.
The number of industrial electricians is expected to decrease significantly over the next few years.
Job opportunities will come primarily from positions vacated by industrial electricians who retire, leave for jobs as electricians (NOC 7241) or are promoted to supervisory or management positions.
The widespread use of electronic industrial machinery will result in increased employer requirements for equipment maintenance and favours occupations more directly related to electronics.
Job Seekers: 71,449
Job Openings: 87,923
Job prospects for this career are rated Good