Job prospects Food And Beverage Server in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a food and beverage server.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

food and beverage server
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) in British Columbia 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.

This tourism-related occupation benefits from a favourable Canadian to U.S. dollar exchange rate and an influx of visitors from Alberta, the U.S. and China.

Here are some key facts about Food and beverage servers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 33,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Food and beverage servers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 88%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 43% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 57% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 39% of food and beverage servers work all year, while 61% 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 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of food and beverage servers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    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 Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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