Job prospects Fish Plant Worker near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Fish and seafood plant workers" near Charlottetown (PE) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Major labour shortage

Over the past few years (2021-2023), there was a major labour shortage for Fish and seafood plant workers near Charlottetown (PE). There were far more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 94142) in Prince Edward Island for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Fish and seafood plant workers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 400 people work in this occupation.
  • Fish and seafood plant workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 84%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 17% of fish and seafood plant workers work all year, while 83% 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 32 weeks compared to 41 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of fish and seafood plant workers are self-employed compared to an average of 13% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 46% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 54% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 25% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 45% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Fish and seafood plant workers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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