Job outlook Chemical Laboratory Analyst in Ontario

The job outlook for a chemical laboratory analyst working in Ontario is fair over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211).

Job opportunities in Ontario

chemical laboratory analyst
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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 Chemical technologists and technicians in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 8,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 25%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 12%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 10%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 68% of chemical technologists and technicians work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of chemical technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good
Kingston–Pembroke Region Fair
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair
London Region Fair
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair
Northeast Region Fair
Northwest Region Undetermined
Ottawa Region Fair
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Fair
Toronto Region Fair
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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