Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a butcher apprentice.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

butcher apprentice
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) in British Columbia 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 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 3,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 87%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 69% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 31% 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 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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