Young workers outnumber older workers in skilled trades:StatsCan

Wages higher for skilled trades than in other occupations
||Last Updated: 07/31/2009

Despite fears of an aging workforce and a shrinking supply of labour, the skilled trades actually had a higher ratio of young workers to retiring workers in 2007 than other occupations, according to Statistics Canada.

Employment in the Trades

found the skilled trades had a ratio of entrants (age 25 to 34) to retiring workers (50 and older) of 1.0, compared to 0.7 for other occupations. Some trades had an even higher ratio, such as plumbers and masons with a ratio of 1.5.