Job prospects Food Technologist in Saskatchewan

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "food technologist" was moved from the group Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) to the group Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 22100).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "food technologist" in Saskatchewan or Canada.

Job opportunities in Saskatchewan

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

food technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) in Saskatchewan for the 2022-2024 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 Saskatchewan:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 15%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 13%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 11%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 10%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 6%
  • 63% of chemical technologists and technicians work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 48% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 52% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 20% compared to 32% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 32% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 36% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 9% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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