Job outlook Fish Plant Worker near St. John's (NL)

The job outlook for a fish plant worker working near St. John's (NL) is fair over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463).

Job opportunities near St. John's (NL)

fish plant worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) in the Avalon Peninsula 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.

Prospects for this occupation can vary by plant and community. The number of fish plants in the province has stabilized after years of decline. Some plants have temporarily stopped operating due to small quotas or harvest sizes of the species processed. Most plants are located in rural areas of the province and operate seasonally, with a base of workers who return each year.

Here are some key facts about Fish and seafood plant workers in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Fish and seafood plant workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 90%

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

The job outlook for a fish plant worker working in Newfoundland and Labrador is fair over the next 3 years.

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