Job prospects Fur-bearing-animal Farmer near Longueuil (QC)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "fur-bearing-animal farmer" was moved from the group Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) to the group Managers in agriculture (NOC 80020).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Managers in agriculture" near Longueuil (QC) or Canada.
Current and future job prospects
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
Recent trends from the past 3 years
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) in the Montérégie region for the 2022-2024 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- People who work in this profession generally own their farms. As a result, the percentage of self-employed workers is high. Farm size and the owners' workload create a need for paid managers. Farm workers or supervisors with several years of farming experience can enter this profession more easily.
- Growing public interest in healthy eating, buying local, and short marketing channels fosters the establishment of small local vegetable and livestock farms. Even if these niches represent only a small fraction of agriculture, they create additional job opportunities in the profession and encourage people to launch new agricultural businesses.
- Over the past decade, the size of farms has increased, and the activity will continue to be concentrated in large farms. The repurchase price of farms has increased, and this hinders workers from acquiring a family or an unrelated business.
While it will be good or very good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be moderate in the following regions:
- Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, due to a higher proportion of unemployed and a lower proportion of retirements
- Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec, due to a higher proportion of unemployed
Here are some key facts about Managers in agriculture in the Montérégie region:
- Approximately 8,010 people work in this occupation.
- Managers in agriculture mainly work in the following sectors:
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 92%
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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