Job prospects Cashier in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Cashiers (NOC 6611) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a cashier.

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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Cashiers (NOC 6611) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Self-checkout options at chain retail and grocery stores may reduce the job opportunities for cashiers. Some store chains, who focus on customer service and who have an older customer demographic, may continue to hire cashiers. Other stores catering to younger customers may increasingly use automated checkout machines in place of cashiers.

The growing popularity of online shopping may also reduce job opportunities for cashiers.

Here are some key facts about Cashiers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 43,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Cashiers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 36%
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 36%
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 18%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 39% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 61% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 40% of cashiers work all year, while 60% 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 27 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of cashiers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Cashiers (NOC 6611) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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