Job prospects Accounting Technician in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are good in British Columbia 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 British Columbia
The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 34,000 people work in this occupation.
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 30%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 55% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 45% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 61% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 30% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Good Good|
|Kootenay Region||Good Good|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Good Good|
|Nechako Region||Fair Fair|
|North Coast Region||Fair Fair|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Good Good|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good Good|
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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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