Job prospects Rental Agent - Retail near Québec (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Retail salespersons" near Québec (QC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years


Over the past few years (2019-2021), the labour market was balanced for Retail salespersons near Québec (QC). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers (NOC 64100) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

The evolution of this occupation is linked to the trends that influence the retail industry.

Inflation and rising interest rates, resulting in a loss of purchasing power for households, could lead to a decrease in their consumption.

The province's population growth is among the slowest in Canada, while an aging population is leading to a different way of consuming due to lower income and changing needs with age, which clouds the longer-term outlook.

This trend could become more pronounced if the rise of e-commerce continues, reducing in-store traffic, while a large proportion of Quebec businesses still lag behind in online transactions.

While the employment outlook for this occupation is moderate at the provincial level, it will be limited in the regions of Gaspésie—Île-de-la-Madeleine, Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec.

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 11,490 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 77%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Retail salespersons across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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