Job prospects Accounting Technician in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an accounting technician.

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

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

accounting technician
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 17%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 14%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 61% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 20 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 13% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    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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