Job prospects Quality Control Chemist in Alberta

Job opportunities for Chemists (NOC 2112) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a quality control chemist.

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

quality control chemist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Chemists (NOC 2112) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 1,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 24%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 19%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 9%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 8%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 70% of chemists work all year, while 30% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 5% of chemists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Calgary Region Fair Fair
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Fair Fair
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    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 Chemists (NOC 2112) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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