Job prospects General Farm Worker near Kingston (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for General farm workers near Kingston (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a general farm worker.

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

general farm worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

The Kingston–Pembroke economic region accounts for about 7.0% of all farms in Ontario. The majority of farms in the region are in the counties of Renfrew and Hastings. Despite having fewer farms in the region, total agricultural employment is highest in the county of Prince Edward. Like many areas of the province, the total area of land used for farming activities fell throughout Kingston–Pembroke. A large number of farms in the region are beef cattle ranches and oilseed and grain farms.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 82%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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