Job prospects Purchasing Director near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Purchasing managers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a purchasing director.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing managers (NOC 0113) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing managers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,740 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Purchasing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 17%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 14%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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