Job prospects Food Technologist in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) are fair in New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick

food technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 450 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 22%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 17%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 14%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 9%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 66% of chemical technologists and technicians work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of chemical technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Campbellton–Miramichi Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmundston–Woodstock Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Fredericton–Oromocto Fair Fair
    Moncton–Richibucto Region Fair Fair
    Saint John–St. Stephen Region Fair Fair
    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 Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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