Job prospects General Farm Worker - Livestock near Red Deer (AB)

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 "general farm worker - livestock" was moved from the group General farm workers (NOC 8431) to the group Livestock labourers (NOC 85100).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "General farm workers" near Red Deer (AB) 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.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

general farm worker - livestock
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the Red Deer region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • 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.

The Government of Alberta has developed the Agri-food Sector Investment and Growth Strategy to increase the value of agriculture and agri-processing sector in the province. The goal is to attract $1.4 billion in investments and create 2,000 jobs in the agri-food sector by 2024.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 1,440 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS ultur): 85%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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