Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are fair in Northwest Territories over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a support services assistant - medical.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Northwest Territories

support services assistant - medical
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Opportunities in this occupation are expected to be strong to meet the growing needs of the territory's aging population.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 66% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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