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Outlook & Prospects for Bookkeepers in Mauricie Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Mauricie Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Bookkeepers (NOC 1231) in the Mauricie region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Over the next few years, labour requirements will result mostly from retiring workers. In fact, the percentage of bookkeepers age 55 and older is higher than that of workers overall. Some job opportunities may result from employment growth, which will occur at a comparable rate to that for all occupations. Other opportunities will arise for experienced workers who have the required training to access senior positions, such as accountants.
These opportunities are primarily accessible to accounting clerks or financial services clerks with a few years of work experience, since there are very few unemployed bookkeepers.
Employment growth for this occupational group will mainly depend on the demand for bookkeeping services. Labour requirements related to the implementation of new accounting rules, a more extensive monitoring of cash flows, to transparency, and to fraud prevention, will continue to boost the growth of accounting services. However, extensive cuts in government spending, and the overall freeze in the workforce of the public and parapublic sectors, resulting from a commitment to balance the budget, will have a negative impact on employment growth in public administrations.
Here are some key facts about Bookkeepers in the Mauricie region:
- Approximately 470 people work in this occupation.
- Bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
- Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 13%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
- Retail trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 69% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of May 09 - May 13, 2016
- Place Belvédère will invest over $60M by September 2018 for the construction of its 3rd phase and two condo towers in Trois-Rivières. During the site's busiest period, which should begin in spring 2017, approximately 150 people will be working there. (available in French only)
- A year after opening in Shawinigan, CGI Group Inc. employs 80 programmer analysts and quality assurance testers. CGI plans to reach 300 jobs by 2018, despite difficulties finding qualified personnel in the region. (available in French only)
- The Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports has announced investments of $139M in the Mauricie region's roads in 2016¿2018, creating employment for 920 workers on 113 sites (available in French only)
- Around 40 to 50 workers (welders, crane and heavy equipment operators, electricians, surveyors, plumbers and carpenters) are working at bay 13 at the port in Trois-Rivières. Work at the site began mid-February and will be completed in December. (available in French only)
- Gaz Métro will invest $80M to set up a new compressor installation in La Tuque and upgrade the one in Saint-Maurice. The construction of the buildings should be completed by the end of the summer, and mechanical work will continue until the summer of 2017. (available in French only)
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