Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Alberta
Job opportunities for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) are good in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a butcher apprentice.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be good for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several 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 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 2,250 people work in this occupation.
- Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
- Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 72%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 13%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 86% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 14% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 68% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Good Good|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Good Good|
|Calgary Region||Good Good|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Edmonton Region||Good Good|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Good Good|
|Red Deer Region||Good Good|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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