Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Saskatchewan

Job opportunities for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) are good in Saskatchewan over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a butcher apprentice.

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 Saskatchewan

butcher apprentice
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) in Saskatchewan 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.

Here are some key facts about Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 1,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 82%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 12%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 77% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 41 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Northern Region Good Good
    Prince Albert Region Good Good
    Regina–Moose Mountain Region Good Good
    Saskatoon–Biggar Region Good Good
    Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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