Job prospects Technical Sales Specialist - Metals in Québec

Job opportunities for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221) are good in Québec 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 Québec

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 Québec 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.

Employers are generally looking for candidates with a university degree or a college diploma, and experience in sales or in a technical field related to the products and services sold by the business. The knowledge of computers, in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of marketed products and services, bilingualism and good communication skills are assets. Knowledge of a foreign language, as well as experience in traveling or working abroad, may be required of those seeking employment with firms that import or export technical products and goods.

Employment in this specialized occupation evolves with trends that influence wholesale trade, the information and cultural industries, as well as computer systems design. Recently, the proliferation of stores with large inventory capacity and purchases abroad via the Internet have been detrimental to job creation. However, research activities and investments in telecommunications and professional, scientific and technical services should contribute to growth, while the popularity of personal telecommunications and access to wireless networks remains high. In the medium term, consumer behavior, the volume of Québec imports and exports, as well as technological changes will continue to support the growth of this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade in Québec:

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