Job prospects Fur-bearing-animal Farmer in Québec

Job opportunities for Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) are good in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a fur-bearing-animal farmer.

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 Québec

fur-bearing-animal farmer
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Positions are usually filled by farm workers or supervisors who have several years of farm experience. It is becoming increasingly common for prospective farmers to complete an agriculture-related training program or upgrading courses. Access to certain types of farms, including dairy production and hog farms, requires a significant financial investment, which limits the pool of people able to gain access to this occupation and partly explains the succession issues. Employers are looking for individuals with personal skills such as rigour, attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as the ability to produce expected results and to think strategically.

In agriculture, farm size has increased, and activities continue to be concentrated in large farms. Productivity gains from investments in equipment and increased use of farm machinery have resulted in less need for labour. Nevertheless, the industry must rely on foreign workers to fill available jobs, including many temporary positions during the summer months. The population's growing interest in healthy eating, environmental protection, local purchasing and short-channel marketing has encouraged the establishment of small, local organic vegetable and livestock farms. In addition, the popularity of agrotourism has grown, as has the demand for niche and local products. These new trends support the occupation, even if these niches still represent only a small proportion of the current production.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Bas-Saint-Laurent, due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Managers in agriculture in Québec:

Labour Market Information Survey
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