Job outlook Food Counter Attendant near Edmonton (AB)

Job opportunities for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) are fair near Edmonton (AB) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a food counter attendant.

Job opportunities near Edmonton (AB)

food counter attendant
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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.

This tourism-related occupation has been affected by weakness in the oil and gas sector. Apart from Banff, Jasper, and the Mountain Parks region, Alberta's hotel industry has been negatively impacted by the economic slowdown. Increases in international tourist traffic have only partially offset a slump in business travel. Additionally, tighter household budgets have reduced in-province vacation travel.

Here are some key facts about Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 14,460 people work in this occupation.
  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 77%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%

Job opportunities in Alberta

Fair

The job outlook for a food counter attendant working in Alberta is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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