Job prospects Quality Control Technician - Chemical Processing near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Chemical technologists and technicians near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a quality control technician - chemical processing.

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

quality control technician - chemical processing
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

This region is home to several manufacturers including a few large pharmaceutical companies that employ these workers. Recent investments to expand pharmaceutical manufacturing in Toronto include provincial funding to Biolab Pharma Ltd and Apotex Inc,, and federal and provincial funding for Sanofi Pasteur Ltd. to establish a new vaccine facility. Some job losses can be expected as Teva Pharmaceuticals advances with the announced cuts to its global workforce which include its operations in the Toronto region. However, new investments combined with growth in the wider life sciences sector in the region should offset some of these losses and continue to support job growth in this sector.

Here are some key facts about Chemical technologists and technicians in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 3,990 people work in this occupation.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 39%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 18%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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