Job prospects Animal Control Trapper in Ontario

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "animal control trapper" was moved from the group Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 7444) to the group Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 73202).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "animal control trapper" in Ontario or Canada.

Job opportunities in Ontario

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

animal control trapper
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 7444) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Pest controllers and fumigators in Ontario:

  • Approximately 2,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Pest controllers and fumigators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 94%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 62% of pest controllers and fumigators work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 21% of pest controllers and fumigators are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 91% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 9% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 9% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 28% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 16% compared to 6% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 12% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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