Job prospects General Farm Worker near Grand Falls-Windsor (NL)

Explore current and future job prospects for General farm workers near Grand Falls-Windsor (NL). These trends also apply to people working as a general farm worker.

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

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

general farm worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

The overall number of general farm workers is expected to remain steady over the forecast period. However, the provincial government has outlined a strategy to double the rate of food self-sufficiency by 2022 and increase secondary processing for food products, potentially increasing agriculture employment. The physical working conditions of this occupation and relatively low wage can result in high rates of turnover, creating openings despite the lack of notable job growth. Furthermore, the older age profile of workers in this occupation will result in openings due to retirements.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 82%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 7%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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