Job prospects Food And Beverage Server near Drummondville (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Food and beverage servers near Drummondville (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a food and beverage server.

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

food and beverage server
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A secondary school diploma may be required, but is not always necessary. Some positions require experience, while the Diploma of Vocational Studies in food services can also be an asset. The skills sought by employers are interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, autonomy, speed, resistance to stress and customer-oriented service. Bilingualism is often required, while knowledge of wines, coffee making and sales systems (Maître'D for example) can facilitate employment. The schedules are often part-time and atypical (evenings, weekends, on call).

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on trends in the restaurant and drinking places industry, which is very sensitive to the economic situation. On the one hand, the expansion of business and convention tourism generates significant economic benefits in the region. On the other hand, despite the increase in household income and their discretionary spending budget, the amount spent on meals in restaurants has not really increased. In addition, the restaurant industry also faces competition from the retail trade, which is diversifying its service offering by delivering ready-to-cook meals and by opening fast food or ready-to-eat counters. Finally, business turnover is particularly high in this industry, resulting in unemployment cycles for workers who lose their jobs due to a closure.

Here are some key facts about Food and beverage servers in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 1,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Food and beverage servers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 92%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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