Job prospects Aquaculture Technician in Québec

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 "aquaculture technician" was moved from the group Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) to the group Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 22110).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "aquaculture technician" in Québec or Canada.

Job opportunities in Québec

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

aquaculture technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) in Quebec for the 2022-2024 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.

Here are some key facts about Biological technologists and technicians in Quebec:

  • Approximately 4,150 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): 21%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 7%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
  • 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
  • 56% of biological technologists and technicians work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 57% 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 48% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 53% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 8% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 51% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 20% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 15% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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