Job prospects Aquaculture Technician in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) are limited in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an aquaculture technician.

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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

aquaculture technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Biological technologists and technicians in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 1,500 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Biological technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 25%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 18%
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 17%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 50% of biological technologists and technicians work all year, while 50% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of biological technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Kootenay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Limited Limited
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Limited Limited
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Limited Limited
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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