Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture in Alberta

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "fertilization service contractor - agriculture" was moved from the group Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) to the group Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors (NOC 82030).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "fertilization service contractor - agriculture" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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

The employment outlook will be limited for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

The Government of Alberta has developed the Agri-food Sector Investment and Growth Strategy to increase the value of agriculture and agri-processing sector in the province. The goal is to attract $1.4 billion in investments and create 2,000 jobs in the agri-food sector by 2024.

Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 1,500 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): 49%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 19%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 70% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers work all year, while 30% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 39% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 62% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 38% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 18% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 36% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 23% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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