Most siding installers work for:
- Exterior finishing companies working on new construction and renovation projects
- Residential, commercial, and industrial construction companies
- Fabrication workshops
Many siding installers continue this work until retirement. Advancement potential may include self-employment or positions such as estimator, inspector, or foreman.
Siding installers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 7441: Residential and commercial installers and servicers. In Alberta, 85% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook [pdf] in this occupation is influenced by a wide variety of factors, including:
- Trends and events affecting overall employment, especially in the industries listed above
- Location in Alberta
- Employment turnover (when people leave existing positions)
- Occupational growth (when new positions are created)
- Size of the occupation
In Alberta, the H531: Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers occupational group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 0.6% from 2016 to 2020. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 45 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
Expected growth for this occupation is below average. However, employment prospects can vary widely depending on economic conditions. Also, ongoing recruitment is needed to deal with employee turnover. This is especially true as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.