Job prospects Food Technologist in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Chemical technologists and technicians in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

food technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Chemical technologists and technicians (NOC 2211) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Chemical technologists and technicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,560 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 15%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 14%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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