Job prospects Food Counter Attendant in Alberta
Job opportunities for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a food counter attendant.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be fair for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of 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 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 44,250 people work in this occupation.
- Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
- Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 78%
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 45% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 55% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 38% of food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations work all year, while 62% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 27 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Fair Fair|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Fair Fair|
|Calgary Region||Fair Fair|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Fair Fair|
|Edmonton Region||Fair Fair|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Fair Fair|
|Red Deer Region||Fair Fair|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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