Job outlook Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in Canada

People working as an osteopathic manual practitioner have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These outlooks are applicable to all Practitioners of natural healing (NOC 3232).

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job outlook
Newfoundland and Labrador Undetermined
Prince Edward Island Undetermined
Nova Scotia Undetermined
New Brunswick Fair
Quebec Good
Ontario Undetermined
Manitoba Fair
Saskatchewan Good
Alberta Good
British Columbia Good
Yukon Territory Undetermined
Northwest Territories Undetermined
Nunavut Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2017-2026 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.


Shortage: This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2017-2026 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Employment in 2016
Median age of workers in 2016
Average retirement age in 2016

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2017-2026) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2017-2026. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2014-2016 period, employment in this occupational group increased at a faster pace than the average for all occupations. The unemployment rate remained relatively stable at a low level of 2.7% in 2016, well below the national average of 7.0%. The average hourly wage of this occupational group decreased somewhat over the period of interest, notably reflecting the numerous hiring of younger and less experienced workers. Hence, analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill all job openings in this occupational group.

For Practitioners of natural healing; Massage therapists & Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment, over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 25,800, while 26,400 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2017-2026 period, the labour shortage conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. Job openings are projected to arise mostly from employment growth. The increase in the demand for massage therapists is expected to continue, mostly attributable to a wider knowledge of their benefits, as well as to the increasing coverage by insurance plans. In addition, population aging is expected to increase the demand for physical rehabilitation services following surgeries and accidents to which older people are prompt. As a result, employment growth is expected to be one of the highest of all occupations. Additionally, almost 45% of the job openings are projected to result from retirements. Pressures from these departures are expected to be at par with the national average as workers in this occupational grouping have a similar age structure than in other occupations. With regard to labour supply, school leavers are projected to account for the majority of job seekers. Moreover, a sizeable number of the new labour supply is expected to come from new immigrants and workers from other occupations. However, there will not be enough of these job seekers to eliminate the current shortage of workers.

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