Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Lethbridge (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers near Lethbridge (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.

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.

Recent trends

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

fertilization service contractor - agriculture
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The production of recreational and medical cannabis, and associated product development has created demand for this occupation. In Alberta, the cannabis industry is concentrated in the areas of Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge-Medicine Hat. The recent legalization of edible cannabis products may lead to new job opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture: 54%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 13%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 7%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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