Job prospects Cannery Labourer - Fish Processing near Gaspé (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Labourers in fish and seafood processing near Gaspé (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a cannery labourer - fish processing.

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Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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cannery labourer - fish processing
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 9618) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Labourers in fish and seafood processing in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 910, people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Labourers in fish and seafood processing mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 93%
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