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 7441: Residential and commercial installers and servicers occupational group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 1.6% from 2019 to 2023. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 117 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
NOC groups often include several related occupations. Although there is labour market data for the larger NOC group, this occupation makes up only a part of that group. It means data for this occupation may be different than the data shown. For example, only some of the 117 new positions to be created will be for this occupation. It also applies to other data for the NOC group such as number of people employed.
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.