Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture in Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

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
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in Nova Scotia 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 59%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 13%
    • Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Other schools and instruction (NAICS 6115-6117): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 68% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 30% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 59% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 41% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 33% compared to 26% 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: 19% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 8% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 10% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Moderate
Cape Breton Region Moderate
Halifax Region Undetermined
North Shore Region Moderate
Southern Region Moderate

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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