Job prospects Labourer, Livestock near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "General farm workers" near Charlottetown (PE) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for General farm workers near Charlottetown (PE). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Livestock labourers (NOC 85100) in Prince Edward Island for the 2023-2025 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Although this occupation does not require specific training or education, as farms continue to modernize, workers may be required to use new types of farm machinery and equipment and follow guidelines related to the care of livestock mainly to prevent or reduce the economic effect of livestock diseases. Many general farm workers will be required to work long hours, in varied weather conditions and often in rural locations.

Here are some key facts about Livestock labourers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Livestock labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 93%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 64% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 36% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 47% of livestock labourers work all year, while 53% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 41 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of livestock labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 13% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 64% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 36% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 40% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 25% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 9% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 12% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 10% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for General farm workers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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