Job prospects Accounting Technician in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are fair in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories

accounting technician
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

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

Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 25%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Other Primary Sector (NAICS  11): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 74% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
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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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