Job prospects Purchasing Director near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Purchasing managers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a purchasing director.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends


We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

purchasing director
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,740 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 15%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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