Job prospects Quality Assurance Manager - Cannabis in Ontario

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 "Quality assurance manager - cannabis" was moved from the group Architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) to the group Architecture and science managers (NOC 20011).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "Quality assurance manager - cannabis" in Ontario or Canada.

Job opportunities in Ontario

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

Quality assurance manager - cannabis
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Employed across various industries with the leading share in professional, scientific and technical services, mainly architectural, engineering and related activities, and scientific research and development
  • Manufacturing, especially pharmaceutical and medicine production

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

This occupational group includes different specializations therefore the level of job opportunities and sources of employment will vary. For example:

  • Architectural, and landscape architecture managers should benefit from higher levels of residential and infrastructure construction, and to support green building designs
  • Managers associated with life sciences should have favorable employment prospects due to significant investments in the field, including in the biomanufacturing sector
  • The need to forecast risk will support job prospects for actuarial managers in the financial services sector

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • The type of education and skill requirements will vary depending on the specialization, for example:
  • Individuals offering or providing architectural services must be licensed and hold a Certificate of Practice from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), the regulatory body,
  • The practice of landscape architecture is not regulated in Ontario, but only members of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) can use the title ‘Landscape Architect’
  • To practise as an actuary in Canada, the Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) designation is needed,, and is obtained from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Here are some key facts about Architecture and science managers in Ontario:

  • Approximately 3,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Architecture and science managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 18%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 15%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 13%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 5%
  • 82% of architecture and science managers work all year, while 18% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 38 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of architecture and science managers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 57% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 42% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 20% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 35% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 44% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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