Job outlook Restaurant Purchasing Agent near Saint-Jérôme (QC)

Job opportunities for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) are good near Saint-Jérôme (QC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a restaurant purchasing agent.

Job opportunities near Saint-Jérôme (QC)

restaurant purchasing agent
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

To access this occupation, specific training in supply management is rarely required, but a few years of job-related experience is an almost unavoidable requirement. However, some employers require certified professional supply (A.P.A.) certification. A university degree or college diploma in a field relevant to the company's field of activity is an asset, as is bilingualism. Employers look for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate effectively, work in a team and negotiate, as well as personal skills such as attention to detail, organizational and planning skills, and the ability to produce the expected results. Workers who have a good knowledge of office automation and management software increase their chances of finding a job.

Employment growth in this occupation depends primarily on trends that influence the sectors in which it focuses. Strong domestic demand, growth in exports and imports, and increased e-commerce will continue to favor manufacturing and trade. In government, measures to stimulate the economy could also have a positive impact on the outlooks for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing agents and officers in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 1,060 people work in this occupation.
  • Purchasing agents and officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 15%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 14%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%

Job opportunities in Québec

The job outlook for a restaurant purchasing agent working in Québec is good over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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