Job prospects Hairstylist Apprentice in Québec
Job opportunities for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a hairstylist apprentice.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in Québec
The employment outlook will be fair for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
A diploma of vocational studies in hairdressing is usually required. A few years of experience with certain specialized techniques (colouring, perm, etc.), different types of hair, as well as an already existing clientele can represent decisive assets for several employers.
The evolution of employment in this occupational group depends largely on household disposable income and consumer preferences. While the fluctuation of clientele in hair salons can limit access to the profession, the aging of the population is gradually stimulating the demand for hair care provided at home and in residential and long-term care centers.
Here are some key facts about Hairstylists and barbers in Québec:
- Approximately 25,250 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: 69% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 31% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 61% of hairstylists and barbers work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- 61% of hairstylists and barbers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Fair Fair|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Fair Fair|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Fair Fair|
|Côte-Nord Region||Fair Fair|
|Estrie Region||Fair Fair|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Fair Fair|
|Lanaudière Region||Fair Fair|
|Laurentides Region||Fair Fair|
|Laval Region||Fair Fair|
|Mauricie Region||Fair Fair|
|Montréal Region||Fair Fair|
|Montérégie Region||Fair Fair|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Outaouais Region||Fair Fair|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
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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