Job prospects Retail Salesperson near Trois-Rivières (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Retail salespersons near Trois-Rivières (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a retail salesperson.

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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in the Mauricie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation are usually available to those with a high school diploma, with many employers offering on-the-job training in the characteristics of the products offered. However, experience in sales is an asset. Punctuality, attendance, ability to work in a team, and excellence in customer service are among the most commonly sought qualifications. Some positions require part-time, evening or weekend work.

The evolution of this profession is linked to the trends that influence retailing, which should grow slightly in Quebec over the next few years. While we are seeing the closure of underperforming banners or stores in certain segments of the industry, particularly among clothing retailers, other sectors such as food and building materials are continuing to grow. However, the province's demographic dynamics are among the weakest in Canada, while an aging population is leading to a different way of consuming due to lower incomes and changing needs as people age, clouding the longer-term growth outlook. While the rise in popularity of e-commerce is reducing in-store traffic and disadvantaging a large proportion of Quebec businesses that are still lagging behind in online transactions, the industry is benefiting from pent-up demand for certain products and the recovery of jobs lost during the pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 3,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 88%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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