Production Clerks

(NOC 1473)


The following comments cover the career grouping of Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations, which includes Production Clerks.

Labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced over the 2006-2008 period. However, given the anticipated excess supply in this occupation, there will be a surplus of workers in this occupation over the 2011-2020 period. The number of job seekers will remain stable when compared to the last few years, but the number of job openings will fall. This weak demand for workers is the result of weak economic growth and a low retirement rate.

Job growth will be affected in the short term by falling sales resulting from the 2008-2009 recession and in the long term by difficulties in the manufacturing sector. Replacement needs due to retirement will be low relative to employment in this occupation because workers are younger than average and retire later. Most job seekers will be new graduates, although immigration will account for about 20%. As this occupation generally requires only a secondary school diploma, unemployed workers in this occupation should be able to find work in occupations requiring the same level of training.

Job Seekers: 90,142
Job Openings: 67,289

Job prospects for this career are rated Limited

Last Updated: May 20, 2012