Job prospects Accounting Technician in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

accounting technician
Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region 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 Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 5,480 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 5%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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