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Outlook & Prospects for Bookkeepers in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Mauricie Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
The employment outlook for bookkeepers in the Mauricie region is good for the 2014—2016 period. Over the next few years, labour requirements will result mostly from retiring workers. In fact, the percentage of supervisors 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.
The available workforce meets labour market requirements satisfactorily. Graduates of training programs leading to jobs in this occupation will have little difficulty entering the labour market. Moreover, experienced accounting clerks or financial services clerks will be able to access this occupation and they constitute a potential labour pool. The number of unemployed workers is low, and some opportunities may be open to workers from outside the province who meet the occupational requirements.
Employment growth for this occupational group will mainly depend on trends affecting employment in public administrations, as well as professional, scientific and technical services, more precisely in accounting, tax preparation, payroll and 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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2015
- Software package designer ICO Technologies in Shawinigan wants to win Ontario, New Brunswick, and US markets and will create up to 10 positions for mobile application and web programmers, analysts, and a project manager
- The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has announced the second phase of its $53.6M expansion and redevelopment project at the Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional in Trois-Rivières. Work is expected to begin in October. (available in French only)
- Serres Sagami, the new owner of tomato producer Savoura, intends to expand their facilities in Saint-Étienne-des-Grès by five hectares for 2016, which will create 70 new jobs (available in French only)
- To meet the growing demand for qualified computer programmers, Groupe CGI and ICO Technologies are being assisted by the continuing education department of Collège Shawinigan
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