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Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers

What they do?

Residential and commercial installers and servicers install and service products such as water heaters, septic systems, and prefabricated windows, doors, and fences.

A. Waterworks maintenance workers maintain and repair waterworks equipment/facilities.

B. Gas maintenance workers perform routine maintenance/minor repairs to exterior/underground gas mains and distribution lines.

C. Automotive mechanical installers and servicers install parts such as mufflers, exhaust pipes, and shock absorbers, and perform oil changes and other routine maintenance on motor vehicles/heavy equipment.

D. Pest controllers and fumigators apply chemical/other treatments to buildings and outside areas to remove/destroy insects and other pests.

E. Other repairers and servicers repair and service a wide variety of products such as cameras, musical instruments, and coin/vending machines.

Where they find work?

1. Construction - 27.0%
2. Retail trade - 21.0%
3. Other services (except public administration) - 12.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 8.0%
5. Utilities - 5.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 5.0%
7. Arts entertainment and recreation - 2.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you usually need some high school education.

2. You usually receive on-the-job training.

3. You may need college or other courses or experience in your company.

4. To be a residential and commercial installer or repairer, you usually need experience and may require a driver's licence.

5. To be a pest controller or fumigator, you need a pesticide applicator licence.

6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Industrial Arts

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers is $14.95/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

10% of Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers are unemployed. This rate is above the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($14.95) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (10%) is above the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be below average.

2. The retirement rate will likely be below average, and the number of retiring workers should not contribute significantly to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (20%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Communication skills

2. Customer service

3. Mechanics

Part Time Workers

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


10% of Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 61,400 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 26% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The younger-than-average age (36) of worker will likely result in a below-average retirement rate to 2009.

Self Employed

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 20% of Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


5% of the individuals employed as Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.