Job prospects Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing near Kitchener (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Labourers in food and beverage processing near Kitchener (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a labourer - food and beverage processing.

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Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

labourer - food and beverage processing
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

The region has large food and beverage processing firms in the Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph areas, Local job opportunities should receive a boost from the opening of new facilities an expansion of existing facilities in the region.

Here are some key facts about Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 1,720 people work in this occupation.
  • Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 69%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 6%
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