Job prospects Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) are fair in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

fertilization service contractor - agriculture
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 71%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 68% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 30% of agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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