Job prospects Aquaculture Technician in the Thompson–Okanagan Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Biological technologists and technicians in the Thompson–Okanagan Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

aquaculture technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) in the Thompson - Okanagan region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Biological technologists and technicians in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 160 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Biological technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 33%
    • Agriculture: 14%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 12%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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