where you can work
Machinists can work wherever there is manufacturing across Canada. Manufacturers of vehicles, auto parts, machinery, equipment, aircraft and steel producers all need qualified machinists. When the manufacturing sector is on the upswing there is hope for a corresponding increase in demand for machinists.
Although manufacturing growth has suffered declines in recent years, a recovery is now anticipated due to the weak Canadian dollar. Mid-size Ontario cities such as Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, London, St. Catharines and Windsor are experiencing growth in the manufacturing sector, with Montréal and Québec City also expecting gains. Opportunities also exist in western Canada in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Calgary.
In the last few years, the demand for CNC machinists in particular has grown. CNC machinists are trained to write code for computerized numeric control machines. General machinists should at least be able to follow code written by others and make small adjustments. However, CNC machinists who write programming code have improved job prospects and choices about where to work.