Job prospects Food And Beverage Server near Ottawa (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Food and beverage servers near Ottawa (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a food and beverage server.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

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

food and beverage server
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Restaurant and food service operations will continue to benefit from the high inflow of visitors to the National Capital Region, which will generate job opportunities for these workers. Applicants who are fluent in both English and French will have improved job prospects.

Here are some key facts about Food and beverage servers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 5,520 people work in this occupation.
  • Food and beverage servers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 94%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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