Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Toronto (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.
Balanced labour market
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Toronto has the highest share of these workers in Ontario. This is mainly because of the region's large horse track racing industry, which includes three facilities. An expansion at Woodbine Racetrack and year-round harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack may lead to more opportunities especially for specialized livestock workers, such as horse trainers. The Toronto economic region also accounts for about 5.0% of all farms in Ontario. Most of the farms in Toronto are in the Durham and York regions. Like many parts of the province, the total area of land used for farming activities fell throughout Toronto. Despite having a smaller agricultural industry overall in the region, York and Durham have a fair number of individuals employed in this industry. Further, the agricultural workforce increased in York Region between 2011 and 2016. A large number of farms in the region are oilseed and grain farms.
Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 930 people work in this occupation.
- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 53%
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 18%
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