Job outlook Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Hamilton (ON)
Job opportunities for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) are fair near Hamilton (ON) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.
Job opportunities near Hamilton (ON)
The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Several 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.
Hamilton–Niagara has a large horse track racing industry, which includes two facilities. This may lead to some opportunities for specialized livestock workers, such as horse trainers, over the forecast period. The region also forms part of the agricultural heartland in southern Ontario and accounts for about 12.0% of all farms in the province. This economic region has the largest agricultural workforce in Ontario. Most of the farms in the region are in the Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara areas. These two areas employ more workers in the agricultural industry than elsewhere in Ontario and Hamilton and Brant have sizeable workforces as well. The number of individuals employed in the agricultural industry grew significantly in Haldimand-Norfolk and modestly in Brant between 2011 and 2016. Like many parts of the province, the total area of land used for farming activities fell throughout Hamilton–Niagara except in the county of Brant. In addition to oilseed and grain production, a large number of farms in the region specialize in vegetable and melon farming and poultry and egg production. The Niagara area has the greatest number of fruit and tree nut farms in Ontario.
Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:
- Approximately 820 people work in this occupation.
- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 39%
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 37%
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