Job prospects Aquaculture Technician in Québec
Job opportunities for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) are fair in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be fair for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Biological technologists and technicians in Québec:
- Approximately 4,500 people work in this occupation.
- Biological technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 23%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 11%
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 9%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 90% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 10% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 57% of biological technologists and technicians work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of biological technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Fair Fair|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Fair Fair|
|Côte-Nord Region||Fair Fair|
|Estrie Region||Fair Fair|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Fair Fair|
|Lanaudière Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Laurentides Region||Fair Fair|
|Laval Region||Fair Fair|
|Mauricie Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Montréal Region||Fair Fair|
|Montérégie Region||Fair Fair|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Outaouais Region||Fair Fair|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Fair Fair|
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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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