Job outlook Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing in Québec

Job opportunities for Labourers in food and beverage processing (NOC 9617) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a labourer - food and beverage processing.

Job opportunities in Québec

labourer - food and beverage processing
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617) in Québec for the 2019-2021 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing in Québec:

  • Approximately 15,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 71%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 53% of labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair
Capitale-Nationale Region Good
Centre-du-Québec Region Good
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined
Estrie Region Fair
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined
Lanaudière Region Good
Laurentides Region Good
Laval Region Fair
Mauricie Region Good
Montréal Region Fair
Montérégie Region Good
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined
Outaouais Region Undetermined
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Labourers in food and beverage processing (NOC 9617) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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