Job prospects Technical Sales Specialist - Metals in British Columbia

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

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

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

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

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

  • Approximately 17,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 37%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 14%
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 71% of technical sales specialists - wholesale trade work all year, while 29% 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 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of technical sales specialists - wholesale trade are self-employed compared to an average of 14% 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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