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Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following groups: <i>Pulping Control Operators</i> (9233), <i>Papermaking and Coating Control Operators</i> (9234), <i>Labourers in Wood, Pulp and Paper Processing</i> (9614), and <i>Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing</i> (943). They are employed by pulp and paper companies, paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.
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- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate pulp and paper mills, paper converting mills, sawmills, planing mills, plywood, waferboard and other wood and paper products mills
- Ensure that systems and equipment are operating efficiently and that proper maintenance and repairs are performed
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
- Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions and administer the collective agreement
- Prepare production and other reports
- Monitor safety conditions
- May set up machines and equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Forest Products Processing in Kingston - Pembroke 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 (Supervisors, Forest Products Processing) is part of a larger occupational group called Supervisors, Processing Occupations (NOC 921).
|Occupations in this group||
Supervisors, Mineral and Metal Processing (9211)
Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities (9212)
Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing (9213)
Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing (9214)
Supervisors, Forest Products Processing (9215)
Supervisors, Textile Processing (9216)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||68,657|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||45|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation did not appear to be under pressure of any kind since employment and wages grew at an average pace and the unemployment rate increased slightly. Key labour market indicators suggest that the number of job seekers in this occupation was sufficient to fill job openings.
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 Supervisors, Processing Occupations, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 31,793 and 30,078 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 the labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced, it is expected that the balance between the number of job seekers and job openings will continue over the 2011-2020 period. Employment growth in this occupation is expected to be relatively low, but higher than over the 2001-2010 period. This occupation continues to face less than glowing prospects in some manufacturing sectors such as the rubber, plastics, chemical, food, beverage, and in particular, the wood products sectors. The wood products manufacturing sector is expected to face significant challenges such as strong international competition and a slowdown in the construction sector in Canada and the United States. However, a large proportion of workers will retire since they tend to retire earlier and are older than average for all occupations, thus creating a number of job openings. The main source of job seekers will be other occupations in the manufacturing sector, while school leavers will represent a smaller share. This is typical of supervisory occupations since they require some degree of experience and management skills.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||2,310||7%|
|Projected Job Openings||31,793||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||30,078||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||%|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 2% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Supervisors, Forest Products Processing) is part of a larger group called Supervisors, Processing Occupations (NOC 921). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 15% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Supervisors, Forest Products Processing) is part of a larger group called Supervisors, Processing Occupations (NOC 921). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 25%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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