Job prospects Technical Sales Specialist - Metals in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region. These trends also apply to people working as a technical sales specialist - metals.

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

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

technical sales specialist - metals
Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region 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 small 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 machine manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, construction and the information and cultural industries. Recently, the proliferation of stores with large inventory capacity and purchases abroad via the Internet have been detrimental to job creation. However, activities in construction and wholesale trade 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 the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 460 people work in this occupation.
  • Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 61%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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