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Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers

What they do?

Installers and servicers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Read blueprints or work order specifications to determine layout and installation procedures

B. Measure and mark guidelines to be used for installations

C. Install, repair and service interior prefabricated products such as doors, windows, kitchen cupboards, bathroom vanities, water heaters and household appliances using hand and power tools

D. Install, repair and service exterior prefabricated products such as siding, shutters, awnings, fencing, decks, septic systems, signs and play structures using hand and power tools.

Where they find work?

1. Construction - 58.0%
2. Retail trade - 10.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 5.0%
4. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 4.0%
5. Wood product manufacturing - 3.0%
6. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 3.0%
7. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 3.0%

What education do I need?

1. Some secondary school education is usually required.

2. On-the-job training and several months of related installing, repairing or servicing experience are usually required.

3. A driver's licence may be required.

4. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 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 Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers is $15.49/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

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

10% of Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers are unemployed. This rate is above the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($15.49) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of the 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 are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (15%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Communication skills

2. Customer service

3. Mechanics

Part Time Workers

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


9% of Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 32,800 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 71% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Residential and Commercial Installers 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

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 31% of Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


3% of the individuals employed as Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.