Job prospects Restaurant Purchasing Agent near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Purchasing agents and officers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a restaurant purchasing agent.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

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

restaurant purchasing agent
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Purchasing agents and officers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,990 people work in this occupation.
  • Purchasing agents and officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 10%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 10%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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