Job prospects General Farm Worker - Livestock near Vancouver (BC)

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 Vancouver (BC) 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 very poor over the past few years (2019-2021). There were far more workers available than job openings.

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
Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,590 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS ultur): 80%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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