Job prospects Fur-bearing-animal Farmer near Hamilton (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Managers in agriculture near Hamilton (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a fur-bearing-animal farmer.

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

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

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

The Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula region forms part of the agricultural heartland in southern Ontario and accounts for about 12.0% of all farms in the province. This economic region had the largest agricultural workforce in Ontario. Most of the farms in the region are in the Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara areas. These two areas employ more workers in the agricultural industry than elsewhere in Ontario and Hamilton and Brant have sizeable workforces as well. The number of individuals employed in the agricultural industry grew significantly in Haldimand-Norfolk and modestly in Brant between 2011 and 2016. Like many parts of the province, the total area of land used for farming activities fell throughout Hamilton–Niagara except in the county of Brant. In addition to oilseed and grain production, a large number of farms in the region specialize in vegetable and melon farming and poultry and egg production. The Niagara area has the greatest number of fruit and tree nut farms in Ontario.

Here are some key facts about Managers in agriculture in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 4,320 people work in this occupation.
  • Managers in agriculture mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 93%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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