Job prospects Butcher Apprentice near Toronto (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a butcher apprentice.
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.
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.
The employment outlook will be fair for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) in the Toronto 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.
Toronto's increasingly diverse consumer base will support more favourable job prospects, particularly for meat cutters catering to niche markets.
Here are some key facts about Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 3,700 people work in this occupation.
- Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 85%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
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