Job prospects Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for Nursery and greenhouse workers near Charlottetown (PE). These trends also apply to people working as a hand sprayer - greenhouse.

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Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

hand sprayer - greenhouse
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Nursery and greenhouse workers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 88%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 70% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 30% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 20% of nursery and greenhouse workers work all year, while 80% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 17 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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