Job prospects Animal Groomer (except Horses) near Vancouver (BC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "animal groomer (except horses)" was moved from the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 6563) to the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Pet groomers and animal care workers" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

animal groomer (except horses)
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 6563) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Pet groomers and animal care workers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,810 people work in this occupation.
  • Pet groomers and animal care workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 79%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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