Job prospects Fast Food Restaurant Manager near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Restaurant and food service managers" near Charlottetown (PE) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2019-2021), there was a labour shortage for Restaurant and food service managers near Charlottetown (PE). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

The prospect for employment in this occupation is favourable as the food service industry continues to recover from the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued recovery in the Island’s tourism sector should also contribute to improved job prospects for this occupation over the forecast period. Job opportunities may also come from vacancies as a result of former workers having changed jobs as many were laid off or had their hours significantly reduced due to the pandemic.

This is a relatively large occupational group in P.E.I. Continued growth in the province's overall economy will be a driving factor for new employment opportunities in this occupation. Risk factors that could soften employment demand in this occupation include high inflation and rising interest rates which could reduce consumer spending on non-essential goods and services. Traditionally, there is considerable movement in this occupation, resulting in some new employment opportunities for restaurant and food service managers. The number of persons employed tends to be higher during the tourist season. Consequently, job openings may be seasonal or for part of the year. Those interested in establishing their own business may wish to explore investment opportunities.

The vast majority of restaurant and food service managers work in full-service and limited-service restaurants and in special food services such as catering companies. Job prospects for restaurant and food service managers are sensitive to consumer spending which is dependent on economic conditions.

The majority of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave their jobs due to turnover. Job prospects will be more favourable for individuals with managerial experience working in high volume restaurant operations and who are willing to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays. Generally, employment opportunities within this occupation are less favourable in the winter months.

Here are some key facts about Restaurant and food service managers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 400 people work in this occupation.
  • Restaurant and food service managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 84%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 61% of restaurant and food service managers work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 23% of restaurant and food service managers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 35% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 65% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 7% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 36% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 14% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% 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 Restaurant and food service managers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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