Job prospects Hairstylist Apprentice in British Columbia

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Job opportunities in British Columbia

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 63210) in British Columbia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Demand for occupations in personal services continues to be stable with opportunities in every region in the province. Employment in these occupations tends to be high with many opportunities available.

Here are some key facts about Hairstylists and barbers in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 11,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Hairstylists and barbers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 62% compared to 78% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 38% compared to 22% for all occupations
  • 30% of hairstylists and barbers work all year, while 70% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 55% of hairstylists and barbers are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 20% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 80% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 14% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 61% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations

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