Job prospects Butcher Apprentice in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale" in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie 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

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region 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 the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 230 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Butchers - retail and wholesale mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 90%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 10%

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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