Job prospects Food Technologist in the Thompson–Okanagan Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Chemical technologists and technicians in the Thompson–Okanagan 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
Fair Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 160 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): 20%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 11%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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