Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Ontario

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Job opportunities in Ontario

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 Ontario for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Butchers - retail and wholesale in Ontario:

  • Approximately 3,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Butchers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 83%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 70% of butchers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 30% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 44 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% 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: 87% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 13% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 30% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 42% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 10% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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