Job prospects Restaurant Host/hostess near Grande Prairie (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses near Grande Prairie (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a restaurant host/hostess.

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

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

restaurant host/hostess
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses (NOC 6511) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

This tourism-related occupation has been affected by weakness in the oil and gas sector. Apart from Banff, Jasper, and the Mountain Parks region, Alberta's hotel industry has been negatively impacted by the economic slowdown. Increases in international tourist traffic have only partially offset a slump in business travel. Additionally, tighter household budgets have reduced in-province vacation travel.

Here are some key facts about Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72):more than 95%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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