Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Windsor (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers near Windsor (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.
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 Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Not many 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 region forms part of the agricultural heartland in southern Ontario and accounts for about 12.0% of all farms in the province. Chatham-Kent, Lambton and Essex all have a significant number of farms with Chatham-Kent having one of the highest in the province. The number of farms increased rather sharply in Chatham-Kent and modestly in Essex between 2011 and 2016. These three areas employ more workers in the agricultural industry than most other places in Ontario, with Essex leading the way. The number of individuals employed in the agricultural industry grew rather significantly in Essex between 2011 and 2016. Unlike many other economic regions, the total area of land used for farming activities grew in Windsor–Sarnia, with large gains in Chatham-Kent and Essex. The majority of farms in this region are oilseed and grain farms, followed by livestock producers, and vegetable and melon farms. The Windsor–Sarnia region also has a sizeable horse track racing industry, which includes three 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 Windsor - Sarnia region:
- Approximately 500 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): 50%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 23%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
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