Job prospects Food Technologist in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) are limited in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a food technologist.
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
The employment outlook will be limited for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Chemical technologists and technicians in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 2,150 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
- Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 20%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 15%
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 10%
- Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 9%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 89% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 11% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 59% of chemical technologists and technicians work all year, while 41% 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 28 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of chemical technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Kootenay Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Limited Limited|
|Nechako Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|North Coast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Northeast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Fair Fair|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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Job prospects elsewhere in 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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