Job prospects General Farm Worker near Windsor (ON)

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

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.

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for General farm workers (NOC 8431) in the Windsor - Sarnia 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 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 Windsor–Sarnia region forms part of the agricultural heartland in southern Ontario and accounts for about 12.0% of all farms in the province. This economic region has one of the largest agricultural workforces in Ontario and a higher concentration of these workers compared to all other occupations in the region. The region is in the southernmost part of Ontario and has a longer growing season. The Chatham-Kent, Lambton and Essex areas all have a significant number of farms with Chatham-Kent having one of the highest in the province. The number of farms increased rather sharply in Chatham-Kent and modestly in Essex between 2011 and 2016. Chatham-Kent, Lambton and Essex, employ more workers in the agricultural industry than most other places in Ontario, with Essex leading the way. The number of individuals employed in the agricultural industry grew rather significantly in Essex between 2011 and 2016. Unlike many other economic regions, the total area of land used for farming activities grew in Windsor–Sarnia, with large gains in Chatham-Kent and Essex. The majority of farms in this region are oilseed and grain farms, followed by vegetable and melon farms.

Here are some key facts about General farm workers in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 2,080 people work in this occupation.
  • General farm workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 80%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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