Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in Saskatchewan

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Job opportunities in Saskatchewan

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 moderate for Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201) in Saskatchewan 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • 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): 79%
    • 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: 79% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 79% of butchers - retail and wholesale work all year, while 21% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 48 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of butchers - retail and wholesale are self-employed compared to an average of 16% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 82% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 18% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 19% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 49% compared to 33% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 24% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: n/a
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

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