Job outlooks for Purchasing managers

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 "supply chain logistics manager" was moved from the group Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) to the group Purchasing managers (NOC 10012).

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Occupation

supply chain logistics manager (10012)

Location

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

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Newfoundland and LabradorUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Edward IslandUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Nova ScotiaUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

New BrunswickUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

QuebecUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

OntarioUndetermined

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

ManitobaModerate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 450 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 11%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 10%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 7%
  • 81% of purchasing managers work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 46 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 70% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 30% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 27% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 32% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 19% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 12% compared to 7% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Winnipeg region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 290 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 38%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 10%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 6%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in Saskatchewan for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in Saskatchewan:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
  • 79% of purchasing managers work all year, while 21% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 70% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 30% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 31% compared to 32% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 35% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 15% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 11% compared to 6% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaModerate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 2,950 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 9%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 8%
  • 76% of purchasing managers work all year, while 24% 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 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 68% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 32% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 23% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 27% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 10% compared to 8% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Calgary region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 1,540 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 18%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Edmonton region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,000 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 14%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 2,300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 14%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
  • 74% of purchasing managers work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 66% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 34% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 22% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 25% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 30% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 15% compared to 10% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,740 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 15%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 7%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be moderate for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 280 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 19%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 10%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 9%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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