Job prospects Fish Plant Worker in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a fish plant worker.

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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

fish plant worker
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) in British Columbia 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Fish and seafood plant workers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 1,000 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • 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): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 39% of fish and seafood plant workers work all year, while 61% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of fish and seafood plant workers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Kootenay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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