Job prospects Aquaculture Technician in the Northwest Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Biological technologists and technicians in the Northwest 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
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) in the Northwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The provincial government is a major employer for technologists and technicians in this region. This occupation is particularly important in the Northwest economic region due to the significant number of lakes, wetlands and species of wild life. Job opportunities are expected to arise to support ongoing aquatic research and other programs undertaken in the region.

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

  • Approximately 50 people work in this occupation.
  • Biological technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 32%
    • Forestry and logging and fishing, hunting and trapping (NAICS 113, 114, 1153): 25%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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