Job prospects Fast Food Restaurant Manager in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a fast food restaurant manager.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

fast food restaurant manager
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This tourism-related occupation benefits from a favourable Canadian to U.S. dollar exchange rate and an influx of visitors from Alberta, the U.S. and China.

The BC Restaurant & Food Service Association reports an extensive labour shortage facing the industry.

Here are some key facts about Restaurant and food service managers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 15,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Restaurant and food service managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 64% of restaurant and food service managers work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 33% of restaurant and food service managers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.

Through the Express Entry Dual Intent program, restaurant employers facing labour shortages can apply for a temporary work permit for full-time employment of a foreign worker seeking permanent residency. Foreign workers must have a culinary diploma or hospitality management education, a minimum 4 years specific experience and demonstrated English language proficiency.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

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

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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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