Job prospects Food Counter Attendant in the Centre-du-Québec Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations" in the Centre-du-Québec Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations in the Centre-du-Québec Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 65201) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Future growth will mainly come from making up for the jobs lost during the health crisis, but this may not be enough to return to the pre-pandemic level.

A more difficult economic context and changes in consumer habits could undermine business profitability and limit the ability of companies to recruit staff. However, the anticipated decline in customers in restaurants with dining rooms in favour of fast food or take-out meals could benefit this occupation, as the majority of jobs are in these establishments.

After more than two years of travel restrictions, the recovery of leisure tourism will be beneficial to the occupation.

However, the continuation of remote work in companies and the slow recovery of business tourism could deprive restaurants of part of their clientele, especially in city centres.

Nonetheless, people with experience will easily find work. In addition, the scarcity of available labour will improve prospects for less experienced job seekers.

While the employment outlook is good for this occupation at the provincial level, it will be moderate in six regions.

Here are some key facts about Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 2,020 people work in this occupation.
  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 61%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 14%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 10%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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