Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Nova Scotia

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

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

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

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201) in Nova Scotia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Butchers - retail and wholesale in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Butchers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 69% of butchers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 31% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 44 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 88% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 12% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 24% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 38% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 14% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined
Cape Breton Region Undetermined
Halifax Region Undetermined
North Shore Region Undetermined
Southern Region Undetermined

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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