Job outlook Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse in Canada

People working as a hand sprayer - greenhouse have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These outlooks are applicable to all Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432).

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job outlook
Newfoundland and Labrador Undetermined
Prince Edward Island Fair
Nova Scotia Fair
New Brunswick Limited
Quebec Limited
Ontario Fair
Manitoba Fair
Saskatchewan Limited
Alberta Fair
British Columbia Limited
Yukon Territory Undetermined
Northwest Territories Undetermined
Nunavut Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2017-2026 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.


BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2017-2026 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Employment in 2016
Median age of workers in 2016
Average retirement age in 2016

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2017-2026) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2017-2026. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2014-2016 period, employment fell significantly. Consequently, the unemployment rate increased to 29.0% in 2016, well above the national average of 7.0% (note that the unemployment rate is affected by the seasonality of labour demand in this occupational group and that during the high season the unemployment rate is usually much lower). However, the average hourly wage growth of this occupational group was stronger than the average for all occupations. The mixed signals of key labour market indicators required the analysis of additional indicators, which suggested that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2014-2016 period.

For Nursery and greenhouse workers, over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 1,100, while 0,800 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Based on the analysis of recent labour market conditions and the projections, it is expected that the balance between labour supply and demand will continue over the 2017­-2026 period. As it was the case during the 2007-2016 period, job losses are expected over the projection period, but they will be far less substantial than in the past. Growth of agricultural production is expected to benefit from emerging markets with high growth in population and wealth such as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), increased global demand for bio-fuels, and better access to lucrative markets of the European Union through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). However, these positive developments will be offset by the rising protectionism in the United States, increased global competition, and stricter labelling and environmental regulations. Technological innovations, such as the use of drones to survey crops and land area, dairy cow self-milkers, precision seeding equipment and hydraulic lifting equipment, will also limit labour demand. Therefore, job openings will result from retirements, despite the retirement rate being below the average for all occupations. The low retirement rate is explained by the young age of the workers in this occupational group, combined with the fact that these workers generally retire at an older age. With regard to labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system and immigration. This occupational group is very popular among new comers in the country and is expected to attract a higher share of immigrants than on average for all occupations. However, occupational mobility will remain negative over the projection period, which means that workers will leave for other occupations. Many of these workers, who are looking for career advancement and higher wages, will become farm supervisors or managers.

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