Job prospects Accounting Technician in Alberta
Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an accounting technician.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be fair for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
During the pandemic, provincial and federal governments implemented various programs and subsidies to assist small and medium businesses. As these business approach year end and tax time, the demand for bookkeepers and accounting technicians will likely increase. Due to people working from home and the government allowing individuals to claim expenses on their taxes, people who normally fill out their own taxes may seek out professionals for assistance.
Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 30,900 people work in this occupation.
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 28%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 54% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 46% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 63% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% 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.
- 31% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Fair Fair|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Fair Fair|
|Calgary Region||Fair Fair|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Fair Fair|
|Edmonton Region||Fair Fair|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Fair Fair|
|Red Deer Region||Fair Fair|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Fair Fair|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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