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Agricultural and fish products inspectors inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards. They are employed by government departments and agencies and by private sector food processing companies. Supervisors of agricultural and fish products inspectors are also included in this group.
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- Fish and fish products inspectors inspect fish, fish products, fish handling and processing methods and prepare reports and ensure that regulations are followed.
- Fruit and vegetables inspectors inspect fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables at inspection centres and prepare reports on crop production and market conditions.
- Grain inspectors inspect and grade all classes of grain at terminal elevators, monitor the fumigation of infested grain, and examine storage, handling and transportation equipment to ensure that sanitary procedures are followed.
- Meat inspectors monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering and meat processing plants and inspect carcasses to ensure they are fit for consumption.
- Plant protection inspectors certify seed crops, oversee the quarantine, treatment or destruction of plants and plant products, and the fumigation of plants and plant product imports and exports.
Outlook & Prospects for Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors in Laurentides Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
National Outlook ¿ 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC¿s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors) is part of a larger occupational group called Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (NOC 222).
|Occupations in this group||
Biological Technologists and Technicians (2221)
Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors (2222)
Forestry Technologists and Technicians (2223)
Conservation and Fishery Officers (2224)
Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists (2225)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||39,195|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||59|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation declined. Although the unemployment rate also decreased, it remained higher than the average. The average hourly wage increased more quickly than the average for all occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Technical Occupations In Life Sciences, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 18,006 and 15,255 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand for this occupation were balanced over the 2008-2010 period, it is expected that the number of job seekers in this occupation will continue to be sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The majority of job openings will result from retirements, the retirement rate being higher than employment growth. Nevertheless, employment growth will be higher than average, benefiting from the continuing increase in landscaping and horticulture spending. With regard to labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,139||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||18,006||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||15,255||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting||8.20|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
This occupation (Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (NOC 222). According to the Labour Force Survey (2012), 12% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 15%.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
This occupation (Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (NOC 222). According to the Labour Force Survey (2012), women represented 32% of workers in this group com
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (NOC 222). According to the Labour Force Survey (2012), the unionization rate for this group was 46%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 32%.
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