Job prospects Fish Plant Worker near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for Fish and seafood plant workers near Charlottetown (PE). These trends also apply to people working as a fish plant worker.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

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.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

fish plant worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

Here are some key facts about Fish and seafood plant workers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 300 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): 80%
    • Fishing, hunting and trapping (NAICS 114): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 13% of fish and seafood plant workers work all year, while 87% 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 23 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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