Job prospects Baker near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Bakers near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a baker.

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 surplus

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

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Bakers (NOC 6332) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

This economic region has a higher concentration of baking manufacturers and employs the greatest percentage of bakers in the sector provincially.

As large food manufacturing facilities are moving away from the downtown core, smaller micro-bakeries have been stepping in and creating opportunities for specialized bakers. Given the cultural diversity in Toronto's population, bakers with experience preparing ethnic baked goods will have improved job prospects.

Here are some key facts about Bakers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 7,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Bakers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 42%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 27%
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 26%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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