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The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Ontario||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations (NOC 1215) in Ontario.
Workers in this field were found across all industries of Ontario. Employment for supervisor, recording, distributing and scheduling occupations has seen steady growth over the past decade. The occupation is influenced by business and consumer demand for an array of products as well as the strength of the manufacturing industry. In stronger economic times, the movement of goods is often heightened, supporting the need for workers in supply and logistics fields. Economic growth in Ontario and the United States over the next few years is expected to spur commercial and private spending, increasing the need for the transportation of products and in turn, supervisors in this occupation. Since a sizeable portion of workers were employed within the manufacturing sector, prospects may improve as the industry recovers.
For positions related to recording, advancements in technology such as smart software which can automatically update records and track inventory, may reduce the need for supervisors as fewer support workers may be required by companies. Staff turnover and expansion needs will likely create most of the job openings in the medium term. Since many facilities operate on a 24-hour schedule, working various shifts and overtime are common within this occupational group. Supervisors with several years of related experience and knowledge of supply management practices and computer applications may have a more favourable outlook.
Here are some key facts about Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations in Ontario:
- Approximately 25,150 people work in this occupation.
- Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 18%
- Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 17%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 12%
- Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 5%
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 5%
- 82% of Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations work all year, while 18% work only part of the year, compared to 66% and 34% respectively among all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 82% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 16% compared to 19% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 69% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: 31% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 10% compared to 10% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 38% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 7% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 28% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 18% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|London Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Ottawa Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Toronto Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 31% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations) is part of a larger group called Clerical Supervisors (NOC 121). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 15%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 28%.
Additional Provincial Prospects
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