Job prospects Fast Food Restaurant Manager in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) are fair in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a fast food restaurant manager.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

fast food restaurant manager
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

This is a relatively large occupational group in P.E.I. Continued growth in the province's overall economy will be a driving factor for new employment opportunities in this occupation. Traditionally, there is considerable movement in this occupation, resulting in some new employment opportunities for restaurant and food service managers. The number of persons employed tends to be higher during the tourist season. Consequently, job openings may be seasonal or for part of the year. Those interested in establishing their own business may wish to explore investment opportunities.

The vast majority of restaurant and food service managers work in full-service and limited-service restaurants and in special food services such as catering companies. Job prospects for restaurant and food service managers are sensitive to consumer spending which is dependent on economic conditions.

The majority of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave their jobs due to turnover, although the competition for these openings is expected to be high. Job prospects will be more favourable for individuals with managerial experience working in high volume restaurant operations and who are willing to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays. Generally, employment opportunities within this occupation are less favourable in the winter months.

Here are some key facts about Restaurant and food service managers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Restaurant and food service managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 80%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 61% of restaurant and food service managers work all year, while 39% 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 30 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 23% of restaurant and food service managers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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