Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

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

The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 1,700 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): 60%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 18%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 63% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 42% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Kootenay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair Fair
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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