Job prospects Food Service Supervisor in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Food service supervisors (NOC 6311) are fair in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a food service supervisor.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

food service supervisor
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Food service supervisors (NOC 6311) 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.
  • Not many 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.

The demand for some restaurant services is highly sensitive to consumer discretionary spending, which is dependent on economic conditions. The lower Canadian dollar, improved economic conditions in Canada and the United States combined with periods of lower gas prices are expected to boost both foreign and domestic travel in P.E.I. and lead to improved employment prospects.

Positions are often filled by internal promotions. Those interested in this occupation may be required to work a flexible schedule as part-time and shift work are common, including working evenings, weekends and holidays. In general, employment opportunities are less favourable for food service supervisors in the winter months compared to peak summer periods.

Here are some key facts about Food service supervisors in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 450 people work in this occupation.
  • Food service supervisors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 82%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 15%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 61% of food service supervisors work all year, while 39% 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 37 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Food service supervisors (NOC 6311) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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