Job prospects Conference And Meeting Planner in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Conference and event planners (NOC 1226) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a conference and meeting planner.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

conference and meeting planner
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Conference and event planners (NOC 1226) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Conference and event planners in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 4,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Conference and event planners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 18%
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 15%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 11%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 8%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 73% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 53% of conference and event planners work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of conference and event planners are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Conference and event planners (NOC 1226) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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