These comments apply to the career group Contractors, Operators And Supervisors In Agriculture, Horticulture And Aquaculture, which includes Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers.
Job openings in this occupation will result mainly from retirements. The retirement rate in this occupation will be relatively high since, although the average age in this occupation is among the highest of all occupations, these workers generally retire much later. However, as in previous years, expansion demand will also be a source of job openings over the projection period. The upheavals and challenges that this industry has been facing over the past 15 years should not have any significant impact during this projection period. With regard to the labour supply, the number of school leavers entering the occupation will continue to decline because of the difficulties this industry has faced over the past few years and because of the difficult working conditions that make this occupation less attractive than an alternative career path. Moreover, the large investment needed to purchase a farm and farming equipment constitutes a major barrier to entry.
Job Seekers: 55,808
Job Openings: 89,886
Job prospects for this career are rated Good