Job prospects Food Technologist in the Saskatoon–Biggar Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Chemical technologists and technicians in the Saskatoon–Biggar 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

Labour surplus

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was poor over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more workers available than job openings.

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 Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 31%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 21%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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