Job prospects Food Technologist in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) are fair in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

food technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This is a highly specialized occupational group, and training opportunities are not available on P.E.I. Most of the employment opportunities occur in the bioscience sector on the Island. Employers may prefer candidates with experience in a lab setting. Technologists and technicians with experience in specific disciplines, such as petroleum testing, water sanitation, food processing, and pharmaceutical development, may have better prospects.

Here are some key facts about Chemical technologists and technicians in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 36%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 26%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 16%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% 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 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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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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