Food service supervisors – NOC 6311 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people actively working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.


of People Working in this Occupation

61.5% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

23.1% of the workforce has a college certificate or diploma

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

35.7% of the workforce is age 45 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

77% of food service supervisors work in the Accommodation and food services sector

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is good.

Employment growth will lead to several new positions.

A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Bilingualism may be an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 6.1% – 7%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

The majority of food service supervisors work in limited-service restaurants with the second largest grouping employed by the full-service restaurant industry. A shift in consumer preferences towards limited-service restaurants and the emergence of fine casual dining may increase prospects in these types of establishments.

The demand for some restaurant services is highly sensitive to consumer discretionary spending, which is dependent on economic conditions. Over the next few years, as the economies of Ontario and the United States continue to improve, spending on restaurant meals is expected to grow. A significant number of job openings are expected to arise from employee turnover as these relatively young workers leave for promotions or other careers.

Positions are often filled by internal promotions. Those interested in this occupation may be required to work a flexible schedule as part-time and shift work are common, including working evenings, weekends and holidays. In general, employment opportunities are less favourable for food service supervisors in the winter months compared to peak summer periods. There is an increasing demand for applicants with additional training and/or certification. For example, a safe food handling certificate, while not mandatory for this field may be required by employers across the province. However, Smart Serve training is mandatory for individuals serving alcoholic beverages in Ontario.