Job prospects Accounting Technician in Nova Scotia
Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are fair in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an accounting technician.
Job opportunities in Nova Scotia
The employment outlook will be fair for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
This is a fairly large occupation, and so staff replacement generates a lot of the vacancies. Some difficulty in filling positions has been noted among employers. Those with two or more years of experience and current skills will have access to a wider range of jobs. Workers need to be versed in modern software accounting applications, and many positions now require workers to combine bookkeeping with other duties.
Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 3,350 people work in this occupation.
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 22%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 62% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 38% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 67% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- 18% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.
|Annapolis Valley Region||Fair Fair|
|Cape Breton Region||Fair Fair|
|Halifax Region||Good Good|
|North Shore Region||Fair Fair|
|Southern Region||Fair Fair|
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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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