Other trades and related occupations

Other trades and related occupations

NOC
7384

- Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

Include skilled workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair, service, install, calibrate or fabricate a variety of products. Examples include locksmiths, blacksmiths and commercial divers.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

45
 

Median Hourly Wage

$22.50
$20.00
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$39,733
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

335
 

% Working Full Time

86%
 

% Working Full Year

54%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes tradespersons and related skilled workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair, service, install, calibrate or fabricate a variety of products. This unit group includes commercial divers. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Gunsmiths fabricate guns and repair and modify firearms according to blueprints or customers' specifications.
  • Locksmiths repair, install and adjust locks, make keys and change lock combinations.
  • Recreation vehicle technicians repair or replace electrical wiring, plumbing, propane gas lines, appliances, windows, doors, cabinets and structural frames in recreational vehicles.
  • Safe and vault servicers install, repair and maintain safes and vaults in banks and other establishments.
  • Saw fitters repair, set and sharpen band saws, chain saws, circular saws and other types of saw blades according to specifications.
  • Die setters select dies for forging according to work order and specifications; position align and bolt dies to ram and anvil of power presses and hammers.
  • Commercial divers perform underwater activities related to construction, inspection, search, salvage, repair and photography.

Also Known As

  • aircraft patternmaker
  • blacksmith
  • commercial diver
  • die setter
  • explosive ordnance detector
  • farrier
  • gunsmith
  • locksmith
  • reclamation diver
  • recreation vehicle technician
  • restoration steeplejack
  • safe maker
  • saw fitter
  • small arms repairer
  • toolsmith
  • underwater contractor
  • vault repairer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program in a relevant trade, such as locksmith, recreation vehicle technician or saw fitter or College, high school or industry courses combined with several years of related work experience or Several years of on-the-job training are required.
  • Trade certification for locksmiths is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Trade certification for recreation vehicle service technicians is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Sawfiler/fitter and sawfitter trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Provincial trade certification or licensing may be required for other occupations in this unit group.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified recreation vehicle service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Commercial divers must meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z275.4-02, Competency Standard for Diving Operations.
  • Commercial divers require an Occupational Diver Certificate of Competency issued by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) or qualification earned through a formal education program, training courses in diving or a combination of education and practical experience.
  • Commercial divers require certification of competency and a diving medical examination from an approved hyperbaric physician.
  • Commercial divers may require military or police diving experience.
  • Commercial divers usually require a provincial blaster's licence for the setting and detonation of explosives.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

4.1%
Female
95.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

7.0%
15-24
14.0%
25-34
14.0%
35-44
31.6%
45-54
29.8%
55-64
3.5%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

16.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
33.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
25.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
21.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
3.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

16.1%
Manufacturing
16.1%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
14.5%
Retail trade
53.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

12.50%
Northeast
25.00%
Southeast
23.20%
Southwest
26.80%
Central
12.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$23,221
Southeast
$44,396
Southwest
$54,415
Central
$42,431
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$39,733

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$54,489

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$39,733

Newfoundland

$72,446

Prince Edward Island

$26,109

Nova Scotia

$41,414

Canada

$42,716
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

45
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

43
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

135
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

136