Job outlook Food Counter Attendant in Québec

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

Job opportunities in Québec

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 Québec for the 2019-2021 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.

A high school diploma may be required, but is not always necessary, especially when on-the-job training is offered. However, experience in the kitchen is an undeniable asset. Employers are looking for candidates with personal skills such as speed, stress tolerance, autonomy, team spirit, drive, resourcefulness and organizational skills. The schedules are often part-time and atypical (evenings, weekends, on call).

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the performance of the restaurant industry and consumer preferences. If the value of the Canadian dollar remains unchanged, the industry should benefit from growth in tourism. In addition, the aging population and the increase in the number of people living alone should also have a positive contribution. However, despite the increase in household income and their discretionary spending budget, the amount spent on restaurant meals has not really increased, which is slowing employment growth in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 76,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 72%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 41% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 59% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 41% of food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations work all year, while 59% 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 27 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations 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 Limited
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair
Capitale-Nationale Region Fair
Centre-du-Québec Region Fair
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Fair
Côte-Nord Region Limited
Estrie Region Fair
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Limited
Lanaudière Region Fair
Laurentides Region Fair
Laval Region Fair
Mauricie Region Fair
Montréal Region Fair
Montérégie Region Fair
Nord-du-Québec Region Limited
Outaouais Region Fair
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Limited
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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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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