Job prospects Fish Plant Worker in Nova Scotia

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Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Prospects over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 94142) in Nova Scotia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Growth in Nova Scotia's fish and seafood sector continues to generate strong demand for this occupation. Jobs are often seasonal and can be physically challenging though new technologies are being introduced to assist with physical demands. Opportunities are more common in remote areas of the province.

Here are some key facts about Fish and seafood plant workers in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 900 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): 86%
    • Fishing, hunting and trapping (NAICS 114): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 27% of fish and seafood plant workers work all year, while 73% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of fish and seafood plant workers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 64% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 36% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 38% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 39% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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