Job prospects Bartender in Alberta

Job opportunities for Bartenders (NOC 6512) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a bartender.

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 Alberta

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Bartenders (NOC 6512) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many 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.

Here are some key facts about Bartenders in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 5,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Bartenders mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 82%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 7%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 56% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 44% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 48% of bartenders work all year, while 52% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of bartenders are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

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

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Bartenders (NOC 6512) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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