Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale" in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Balanced

Over the past few years (2021-2023), the labour market was balanced for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region. The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 160 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Butchers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 94%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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