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Bookkeepers  (NOC 1231)
Mauricie Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Bookkeepers in Mauricie Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Bookkeepers in Mauricie Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Mauricie Region Good   (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 News

Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016 Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016 Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016 Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016
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