Job prospects Fermentation Process Operator - Food And Beverage Processing in Alberta

Job opportunities for Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing (NOC 9461) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a fermentation process operator - food and beverage processing.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Alberta

fermentation process operator - food and beverage processing
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9461) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 4,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 74%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 65% of process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing work all year, while 35% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing (NOC 9461) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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