Job prospects Food And Beverage Server in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a food and beverage server.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

food and beverage server
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

There is some seasonality in this occupation with job prospects better during the spring to summer months. Food and beverage servers may be required to work various shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays, so flexibility is an asset. This occupation is a good source of employment opportunities for students during the summer tourism season.

Servers must more-and-more frequently possess sufficient product knowledge as to be able to advise on menu selections and to make recommendations regarding food and beverage pairings. Depending on the region, some roles may require a level of comfort with both French and English.

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

  • Approximately 2,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Food and beverage servers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 88%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 49% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 51% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 46% of food and beverage servers work all year, while 54% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 25 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of food and beverage servers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

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

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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