Job prospects Physiotherapist near Trois-Rivières (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Physiotherapists near Trois-Rivières (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a physiotherapist.

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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Mauricie region 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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