Jobs in Skilled Trades are in High Demand in 2022

Jobs in Skilled Trades are in High Demand in 2022

As the year comes to a close, let’s take a look at the top skilled trades professions in 2022.

Whether you’re in high school, starting a second career, or ready to take the next step in a career you’ll love, Trades for Tomorrow can help you get started in a skilled trade.

“To learn a skilled trade is to have a job for life.” In order to encourage more people to explore careers in skilled trades, the Government of Ontario and many in the skilled trades sector are promoting this message. — In 2022 and beyond, the skilled trades will be among the most in-demand job sectors.

With over 150 designated skilled trades in Ontario, here are the top three most in-demand trades professions in 2022 worth considering as we move into the new year:

In-Demand Skilled Trades Professions for 2022

Network Cabling Specialist – Multi-tasker with a passion for cable

Network cabling specialists install low-voltage and no-voltage communication systems. Their services include installing, repairing, and maintaining structured cable and fibre optic data networks in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A total of 4,600 hours (approximately two and a half years) are required for qualification. This includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job experience and 600 hours of classroom training. The average annual salary for a network cabling specialist is 90K, based on a 36-hour working week.

Boilermaker – Ideal for problem-solvers

A boilermaker’s job offers a lot of variety since they often work at a variety of locations, such as oil refineries, pulp mills, cement plants, and nuclear power plants. The boilermaker is responsible for planning out patterns and understanding maps, sketches, and blueprints. An apprenticeship takes on average four to five years to complete, requiring 6600 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. The average salary of a boilermaker is 88K, based on a 37-hour work week.

Carpenter – If you’re a DIY enthusiast

Carpenters work for construction companies, contractors, and maintenance departments; or they may work independently. They construct, install, maintain, and repair structures made from wood as well as other materials. A carpenter can do everything from cabinetry, cementing, flooring, and everything in between. They can also earn an annual salary of 87K (according to PayScale). A Grade 10 education can qualify applicants for a four- to a five-year apprenticeship program. 

Final Thoughts

In addition to providing a bright future that is financially stable and professionally rewarding, there will always be a need for skilled trades workers.  Considering an apprenticeship? Contact us today to learn more! Click here to read the full article.