Job prospects Hairstylist Apprentice in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a hairstylist apprentice.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Job opportunities for this group are dependent on population growth, but more so, mostly driven by consumer discretionary spending. Uncertainty created by the pandemic resulted in some workers deciding to change jobs and career paths. A fair number hairstylists are self-employed. The majority of these workers are employed in the personal care services sector. Other key employers can be found in the retail trade industry, mainly in health and personal care stores. Trends, tools and methods are constantly changing; therefore, those who keep up to date with the latest trends will have better prospects. While the forecast shows growth in this occupation, it mainly represents a rebound from the downturn in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Hairstylists and barbers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Hairstylists and barbers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 62% of hairstylists and barbers work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 39% of hairstylists and barbers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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