Job prospects Lawn And Garden Supplies Salesperson - Retail in Québec

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Job opportunities in Québec

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

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be limited for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in Quebec for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Not many 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 evolution of this occupation is linked to the trends that influence the retail industry. This sector is expected to maintain a slow, gentle decline over the next few years.
  • While closures are still occurring in underperforming segments of the industry, including apparel retailers, other sectors are continuing to grow, such as food and building materials.
  • Inflation and rising interest rates, resulting in a loss of purchasing power for households, could lead to a decrease in their consumption, which would further affect the sale of luxury goods. Retailers of essential products may be less affected.
  • The province's population growth is among the slowest in Canada, while an aging population is leading to a different way of consuming due to lower income and changing needs with age, which clouds the longer-term outlook.
  • This trend could become more pronounced if the rise of e-commerce continues, reducing in-store traffic, while a large proportion of Quebec businesses still lag behind in online transactions.

While it will be limited or very limited elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be moderate in the following region:

  • Chaudière-Appalaches, due to a lower proportion of unemployed and a higher proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in Quebec:

  • Approximately 119,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 73%
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 53% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 47% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 54% of retail salespersons work all year, while 46% 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 29 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 5% of retail salespersons are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 45% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 55% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 16% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 36% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 25% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 8% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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