Job prospects Vegetable Farm Worker near Lethbridge (AB)

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

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years


Over the past few years (2019-2021), the labour market was balanced for General farm workers near Lethbridge (AB). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.
  • 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 Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 3,590 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS ultur): 90%

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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