Job prospects Receptionist near Rimouski (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Receptionists near Rimouski (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a receptionist.

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

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

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Receptionists (NOC 1414) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employers usually require a secondary school diploma, and can offer on the job training. They are generally looking for people who are independent, rigorous and able to take initiative, offer customer support and work as a team, who possess knowledge in office automation, mainly the software of the Microsoft Office suite.

Members of this occupational group are found in all industries, but mainly in services, with a slightly higher concentration in health care and social assistance. The change in employment in this group can be explained, in part, by the importance of customer service and the diversification of office staff tasks.

Here are some key facts about Receptionists in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 470 people work in this occupation.
  • Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 18%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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