Job outlook Occupational Therapist (OT) near Kelowna (BC)

Job opportunities for Occupational therapists (NOC 3143) are fair near Kelowna (BC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an occupational therapist (OT).

Job opportunities near Kelowna (BC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Occupational therapists (NOC 3143) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many 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 Occupational therapists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 260 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Occupational therapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 79%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 18%

Job opportunities in British Columbia


The job outlook for an occupational therapist (OT) working in British Columbia is good over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Occupational therapists (NOC 3143) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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