Job prospects Technical Sales Specialist - Metals in Alberta

Job opportunities for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a technical sales specialist - metals.

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Job opportunities in Alberta

technical sales specialist - metals
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 19,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 37%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 8%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 6%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 74% of technical sales specialists - wholesale trade work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of technical sales specialists - wholesale trade are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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