Top 10 In Demand Skilled Trades Jobs in 2021
2021 has brought with it many changes. The last two years have been a whirlwind around the world and while the demand for many services has dropped, the demand for trades workers has not. If anything, the need for competent and skilled workers is higher than ever before.
Many of the skilled trades are not as badly affected by the pandemic since they are considered essential services. Short term economic downturn has had an impact but the effect is expected to be temporary. According to BuildForce, a labor market information provider, long-term trends have hardly changed and they still expect to be short 82,000 workers by 2029. That means these 10 skilled trade jobs are in high demand for 2021 and beyond.
- Electrician: they are crucial throughout the commercial, residential and industrial sectors. As the retiring population moves out of the workforce, there is a need for hard-working and qualified electricians.
- Plumber: it seems as if plumbers are always in high-demand. Similar to HVAC technicians and electricians, the projected activity in the commercial and industrial sector creates a need for more plumbers in 2021 and beyond.
- Glazier: org (an organization that helps those looking to immigrate into Canada) claims that glaziers are the 3rd most in-demand skilled trades in Canada in 2021.
- Welder: whether you are welding in a refinery or on an industrial plant site, 2021 will be a busy year for welders. More are needed to fill in the gaps in the workforce.
- Driller and Miner: the need for precious minerals and ore has not slowed and the need for quality drillers and miners continues to be pressing in 2021.
- Carpenter: the general assumption was that the housing market would cool down as the pandemic began and the world slowed down. That assumption was wrong! The amount of residential and commercial carpentry work needing to be done in 2021 makes carpentry an in demand skilled trade in 2021.
- Machinist: being a machinist is an exciting and fast-paced career. Canadavisa.org places machinist in the top 10 of most in demand trades of 2021, alongside glaziers and many others.
- HVAC Technician: a strong outlook for commercial and industrial construction means that the need for quality HVAC personnel is at an all-time high.
- Pipefitter: While Covid may have created an economic downturn in most parts of the world, the industrial sector continues to move along at a steady pace. This means that the need for pipefitters is high.
- Mechanic: as people travel out of the country less and explore their own backyards, there is a strong demand for mechanics. In BC alone, it is estimated that they will need over 6300 mechanics by 2028.
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