Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Stratford (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers near Stratford (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.
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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.
The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
The Stratford–Bruce Peninsula region forms part of the agricultural heartland in southern Ontario and accounts for about 18.0% of all farms in the province. Stratford–Bruce Peninsula has one of the largest agricultural workforces in the province. Huron, Grey, Perth, and Bruce all have a significant number of farms with Huron having the highest in Ontario. The number of farms increased in Grey and Huron between 2011 and 2016. These four areas employ more workers in the agricultural industry than most other places in the province, with Perth and Huron leading the way. Unlike many other economic regions, the total area of land used for farming activities grew in Stratford–Bruce, with gains in Perth, Huron and Grey. The county of Grey has been able to attract younger farmers and West Grey has a sizeable organics sector. The agricultural industry is quite broad in this region with numerous oilseed and grain farms, livestock farms such as beef cattle and hog and pig farms, dairy producers, and poultry and egg farms. The Stratford–Bruce region also has a sizeable horse track racing industry, which includes two large facilities. This may lead to some opportunities for specialized livestock workers, such as horse trainers, over the forecast period.
Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:
- Approximately 460 people work in this occupation.
- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 74%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
- Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
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