Job prospects General Farm Worker - Livestock in Newfoundland and Labrador

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 a "general farm worker - livestock" in Newfoundland and Labrador or Canada.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

general farm worker - livestock
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be moderate for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of 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 provincial government has outlined a strategy to raise the rate of food self-sufficiency as well as secondary processing for food products, which would translate into higher agriculture employment. The physical working conditions of this occupation, long hours and relatively low wage can result in high rates of turnover, resulting in a steady stream of job openings.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 71%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 82% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 18% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 31% of general farm workers work all year, while 69% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 22 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of general farm workers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 67% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 33% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 34% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 39% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 9% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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