Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Alberta

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "butcher apprentice" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201) in Alberta for the 2023-2025 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 - retail and wholesale in Alberta:

  • Approximately 500 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Butchers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 72%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 17%
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of butchers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 45 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of butchers - retail and wholesale are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 81% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 19% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 25% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 17% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 11% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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