Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in Québec
Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.
Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.
Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in Québec:
- Approximately 61,200 people work in this occupation.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 49%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 38%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 67% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 33% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 56% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Good Good|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Good Good|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Good Good|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Good Good|
|Lanaudière Region||Good Good|
|Laurentides Region||Good Good|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Good Good|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Good Good|
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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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