Job prospects Quality Control Chemist in Saskatchewan

Job opportunities for Chemists (NOC 2112) are fair in Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan

quality control chemist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Chemists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 30%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 22%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 15%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 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
  • 81% of chemists work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Northern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Prince Albert Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Regina–Moose Mountain Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair Fair
    Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Yorkton–Melville 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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